Tuesday, April 7, 2015
From Sir Walter Scott: The Great Unknown, Volume Two, by Edgar Johnson
"Strolling back from Huntly Burn, Adolphus and Scott paused to admire some feathery saplings lining the roadway just below them. 'I like,' Scott remarked, 'that way of giving an eyelash to the road.' Adolphus refered to the Burn as a brook; 'hardly that,' said Scott, 'it is just a runnel.' On its tiny cascade he liked to quote Lord Holland: 'Cascade! asking the ladies pardon, I could produce a more respectable waterfall from my own person!'"
From Chapter 6, Like a Recusant Turnspit, (1827)