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       Sir Walter Scott

More than one author was tempted to take advantage of the success of the great Scots novelist and poet Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832). One of them was the American writer James Kirke Paulding (1778–1860), a close friend of the American author Washington Irving. In 1813 Paulding published ‘The Lay of the Scotch Fiddle, a Tale of Havre de Grace’ as Sir Walter Scott. This, of course, was plain plagiary.

See also Sir Walter Scott, Georg Wilhelm Heinrich Häring and Washington Irving.

Room, A. (1981), ‘Names Stories’, Naming Names, p.140

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