Waverley by Sir Walter Scott book review

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Rich people are the best. This book is one of my favorite. The way they talk, fight battles, and present their fortune to familiar heirs, the three ermines passant.

It’s true, these rich bastards have everything except experience, which can be purchased through officer entitlements in the King’s service, the dragoons.

You get caught in a double-cross, letters are forged with your wax cipher, stolen while on holiday in the Highlands by Donald Bean Lean.

Your good, rich name is sullied. You abandon your post with the regiment and enlist with rebel forces, The Highlanders.

You meet a Scottish Highland woman with dark hair, she plays the harp, she sings Gaelic proverbs, she has a spirit of rebellion your limey English fortune cannot buy.

She stands by her Scottish brother all the way to the gallows. You bag the Baron’s daughter in her stead, and purchase a sprawling estate in a smashing post war deal. It all goes off without a hitch. You escape back to your literature and poetry at Waverley-Honour with new, doting, wife.

Also, you are pardoned from being a rebel outlaw because you have money and a family name.

God bless the king and your heraldry.

Get back in your squad car and drive away.

Waverley by Sir Walter Scott

It takes a few chapters to get the rhythm of Sir Walter Scott’s cadence, but once you find your footing, the joy of the text is very surprising. The onboard dictionary was used frequently, the Latin is of extreme annoyance as I always feel like Sir Walter Scott is making fun of me, cause I don’t know WTF he is saying, like some goddamned vaccinated commie attorney/doctor dick sucking secret society BAR MD/magistrate.

ADSCRIPTI GLEBAE

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Delphi Complete Works of Sir Walter Scott (Illustrated) by Sir Walter Scott

Book last read: 2024-01-19 03:49:17

Chapter 8: CHAPTER I
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Notes: Thanks a lot for BDSM face mask ritual.

Chapter 9: CHAPTER II
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Chapter 10: CHAPTER III
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Chapter 10: CHAPTER III
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Chapter 11: CHAPTER IV
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Chapter 12: CHAPTER V
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Chapter 12: CHAPTER V
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Chapter 13: CHAPTER IV
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Chapter 13: CHAPTER IV
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Chapter 16: CHAPTER IX
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Chapter 16: CHAPTER IX
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Chapter 17: CHAPTER X
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Chapter 17: CHAPTER X
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Highlight: Still, however, the conscious pride of possessing them gave additional importance to his language and deportment.

Notes: Free speech, free thought, free action.

Chapter 17: CHAPTER X
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Chapter 17: CHAPTER X
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Chapter 18: CHAPTER XI
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Chapter 18: CHAPTER XI
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Chapter 21: CHAPTER XIV
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Notes: Virgins dont understand your failings.

Chapter 22: CHAPTER XV
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Chapter 23: CHAPTER XVI
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Chapter 25: CHAPTER XVIII
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Highlight: to take a tree from the forest, a salmon from the river, a deer from the hill, or a cow from a Lowland strath, is what no Highlander need ever think shame upon.’

Chapter 26: CHAPTER XIX
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Chapter 27: CHAPTER XX
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Chapter 29: CHAPTER XXII
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Chapter 31: CHAPTER XXIV
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Chapter 32: CHAPTER XXV
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Notes: Dod race wars. Unlimited fake money for fake people.

Chapter 32: CHAPTER XXV
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Chapter 33: CHAPTER XXVI
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Chapter 33: CHAPTER XXVI
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Chapter 33: CHAPTER XXVI
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Chapter 34: CHAPTER XXVII
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Chapter 34: CHAPTER XXVII
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Chapter 34: CHAPTER XXVII
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Chapter 34: CHAPTER XXVII
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Chapter 35: CHAPTER XXVIII
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Notes: Secret society commies have ifiltrated everything.

Chapter 35: CHAPTER XXVIII
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Chapter 35: CHAPTER XXVIII
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Chapter 38: CHAPTER I
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Chapter 38: CHAPTER I
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Highlight: You certainly,’ said Waverley, haughtily, ‘will find it both difficult and dangerous to detain me, unless you can produce some proper authority.
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Chapter 38: CHAPTER I
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Chapter 39: CHAPTER II
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Notes: Covid commies.

Chapter 39: CHAPTER II
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Notes: Books will get u killed.

Chapter 39: CHAPTER II
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Chapter 40: CHAPTER III
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Chapter 40: CHAPTER III
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Chapter 41: CHAPTER IV
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And welcome home again discarded faith,

Chapter 41: CHAPTER IV
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Chapter 43: CHAPTER VI
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Notes: Fauci

Chapter 43: CHAPTER VI
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Highlight: whatever my house contains is at the command of persons employed in the service.’

Notes: Things a commie says.

Chapter 44: CHAPTER VII
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Notes: Whore of Babylon.

Chapter 46: CHAPTER IX
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Chapter 50: CHAPTER XIII
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Notes: You’ve got
The most beautiful
Blue eyes

Chapter 52: CHAPTER XV
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Notes: Removing weapons to defend so as not to murder the offenders.

Chapter 54: CHAPTER XVII
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Chapter 54: CHAPTER XVII
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Chapter 58: CHAPTER XXI
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Chapter 59: CHAPTER XXII
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Notes: Not in America. Free speech found dead.

Chapter 60: CHAPTER XXIII
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Chapter 60: CHAPTER XXIII
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Chapter 60: CHAPTER XXIII
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Highlight: And he will refit the old library in the most exquisite Gothic taste, and garnish its shelves with the rarest and most valuable volumes; and he will draw plans and landscapes, and write verses, and rear temples, and dig grottoes; and he will stand in a clear summer night in the colonnade before the hall, and gaze on the deer as they stray in the moonlight, or lie shadowed by the boughs of the huge old fantastic oaks; and he will repeat verses to his beautiful wife, who will hang upon his arm; — and he will be a happy man.’

Notes: To be a happy man.

Chapter 61: CHAPTER XXIV
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Highlight: I have as much affection for Miss Bradwardine, my good friend, as I think it necessary to have for the future mistress of my family and the mother of my children.
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Chapter 64: CHAPTER XXVII
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Chapter 67: CHAPTER XXX
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Chapter 68: CHAPTER XXXI
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Chapter 69: CHAPTER XXXII
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Chapter 69: CHAPTER XXXII
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Chapter 70: CHAPTER XXXIII
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Highlight: That gentleman, by the death of relations, had succeeded since his marriage to a large fortune, possessed considerable political interest, and lived in what is called great style.
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Chapter 70: CHAPTER XXXIII
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Chapter 70: CHAPTER XXXIII
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Chapter 70: CHAPTER XXXIII
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Chapter 70: CHAPTER XXXIII
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Chapter 70: CHAPTER XXXIII
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Highlight: And now (taking out a morocco case), let me put you in funds for the campaign.’

Notes: Splendid.

Chapter 70: CHAPTER XXXIII
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Chapter 71: CHAPTER XXXIV
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Chapter 71: CHAPTER XXXIV
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Notes: Fake money. Fake pandemic.

Chapter 71: CHAPTER XXXIV
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Chapter 76: CHAPTER XXXIX
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Chapter 76: CHAPTER XXXIX
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Chapter 76: CHAPTER XXXIX
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Chapter 76: CHAPTER XXXIX
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Chapter 76: CHAPTER XXXIX
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Chapter 77: CHAPTER XL
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Chapter 78: CHAPTER XLI
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Chapter 78: CHAPTER XLI
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Notes: Enlist for health, happiness, and heredity.

Chapter 79: CHAPTER XLII
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Notes: Reformation and rebuild for maximum profit. ordo ab chao

Chapter 79: CHAPTER XLII
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Chapter 79: CHAPTER XLII
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Chapter 79: CHAPTER XLII
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It only remains for me to say that, as no wish was ever uttered with more affectionate sincerity, there are few which, allowing for the necessary mutability of human events, have been upon the whole more happily fulfilled.

Notes: Last sentence of book. Hehe.

Chapter 80: CHAPTER XLIII
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Chapter 80: CHAPTER XLIII
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Notes: Black mail

Chapter 80: CHAPTER XLIII
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Chapter 81: GLOSSARY
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Highlight: ADSCRIPTI GLEBAE, slaves, transferred with the land to which they are bound, from one possessor to another.
Notes: Corporate controlled America

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