The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott, Bart. ...: Volume 8

A. and C. Black

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 Principal Subjects.

1. Title and Character of the Book,
The Divine Salutation
The Glorious Vision of Christ,
The Seven Churches,
Threefold Division of the Book,

2. Addresses to the Seven Churches,
Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamos, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, Laodicea.
Satan’s Throne and Dwelling
Balaamism and Nicolaitanism,

3. Rewards to the Overcomer.
The Seven Spirits and the Seven Stars,
The Coming Hour of Trial,
Christ Stands, Knocks, and Speaks,

Third Division of the Apocalypse,

4. The Throne of the Eternal,
Royal Authority of the Redeemed,
The Living Creatures and their Worship,

5. The Throne and the Slain Lamb,
The Seven-Sealed Book,
The Intelligent Universe in Praise to God,

6. Opening of the First Six Seals,
First — Sixth, (Seventh.)

7. Parenthetic Visions of Grace,
Three Companies of Millennial Saints,
Great Tribulation,

8. The First Four Trumpets,
First — Fourth, (Fifth, Sixth.)

9. The Fifth and Sixth Trumpets,
The Fallen Star or Personal Antichrist,
The Number of the Avenging Hosts,

10. Descent of the Strong Angel — The Little Opened Book,
Solemn Oath of the Angel,
Recommencement of John’s Prophetic Ministry,

11. Jewish Testimony and the Seventh Trumpet,
Jerusalem Trodden Down
The World Kingdom of our Lord,

12. Events as God Views Them,
The Woman and the Man-Child,
Satan — His Names and Work,

13. The Two Beasts,
Revival of the Roman Empire,
The Number of the Beast, 666,

14. Sevenfold Intervention in Grace and Judgment,
(1) Jewish Remnant Spared, (2) The Everlasting Gospel, (3) Fall of Babylon, (4) Worshippers of the Beast, (5) The Blessed Dead, (6) Harvest of the Earth, (7) The Vine of the Earth.

15. The Seven Vials, or Bowls of Wrath,
The Victorious Martyred Company of Judah,
Ministers of God’s Wrath equipped for Judgment,

16. The Seven Vials, etc. (Continued),
First — Seventh.

17. Babylon and the Beast,
The Great Harlot Described,

18. The Fall of Babylon.
Lamentation on Earth,
Triumph in Heaven,

19. The Marriage of the Lamb,
The Judgment of the Rebellious Nations,
The Conqueror and His Victorious Army,

20. The Millennium, and the Judgment of the Dead,
The Reign with Christ,
The Last Human Confederacy,
Satan Cast into the Lake of Fire,

21. The Eternal State, and the Bride in Governmental and Millennial Splendour,
A New Heaven and a New Earth,
The City and its Glories,

22. Concluding Vision and Testimonies,
The River and Tree of Life,
“Surely I come quickly,”

In ill health following a stroke, Sir Walter Scott wrote Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft at the behest of his son-in-law, J. G. Lockhart, who worked for a publishing firm. The book proved popular and Scott was paid six hundred pounds, which he desperately needed. (Despite his success as a novelist, Scott was almost ruined when the Ballantyne publishing firm, where he was a partner, went bankrupt in 1826.) Letters was written when educated society believed itself in enlightened times due to advances in modern science. Letters, however, revealed that all social classes still held beliefs in ghosts, witches, warlocks, fairies, elves, diabolism, the occult, and even werewolves. Sourcing from prior sixteenth- and seventeenth-century treatises on demonology along with contemporary accounts from England, Europe, and North America (Cotton Mather's Magnalia Christi, for one), Scott's discourses on the psychological, religious, physical, and preternatural explanations for these beliefs are essential reading for acolytes of the dark and macabre; the letters dealing with witch hunts, trials (Letters Eight and Nine), and torture are morbidly compelling. Scott was neither fully pro-rational modernity nor totally anti-superstitious past, as his skepticism of one of the "new" sciences (skullology, as he calls it) is made clear in a private letter to a friend. Thus, Letters is both a personal and intellectual examination of conflicting belief systems, when popular science began to challenge superstition in earnest.
This carefully crafted ebook: "The Complete Novels of Sir Walter Scott: Waverly, Rob Roy, Ivanhoe, The Pirate, Old Mortality, The Guy Mannering, The Antiquary, The Heart of Midlothian and many more (Illustrated)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Table of Contents: Introduction: SIR WALTER SCOTT AND LADY MORGAN by Victor Hugo MEMORIES AND PORTRAITS by Robert Louis Stevenson SCOTT AND HIS PUBLISHERS by Charles Dickens WAVERLY NOVELS: WAVERLEY GUY MANNERING THE ANTIQUARY ROB ROY IVANHOE KENILWORTH THE PIRATE THE FORTUNES OF NIGEL PEVERIL OF THE PEAK QUENTIN DURWARD ST. RONAN'S WELL REDGAUNTLET WOODSTOCK THE FAIR MAID OF PERTH ANNE OF GEIERSTEIN Tales of My Landlord OLD MORTALITY BLACK DWARF THE HEART OF MIDLOTHIAN THE BRIDE OF LAMMERMOOR A LEGEND OF MONTROSE COUNT ROBERT OF PARIS CASTLE DANGEROUS Tales from Benedictine Sources THE MONASTERY THE ABBOT Tales of the Crusaders THE BETROTHED THE TALISMAN Biographies: SIR WALTER SCOTT by George Saintsbury SIR WALTER SCOTT by Richard H. Hutton MEMOIRS OF THE LIFE OF SIR WALTER SCOTT by J. G. Lockhart Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright and poet. He was the first modern English-language author to have a truly international career in his lifetime, with many contemporary readers in Europe, Australia, and North America. His novels and poetry are still read, and many of his works remain classics of both English-language literature and of Scottish literature. Famous titles include Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, The Lady of the Lake, Waverley, The Heart of Midlothian and The Bride of Lammermoor.
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