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SIR WALTER SCOTT'S STUDY, WHICH REMAINS ALMOST AS HE LEFT IT, IN HIS HOME AT ABBOTSFORD

SIR WALTER SCOTT'S STUDY, WHICH REMAINS ALMOST AS HE LEFT IT, IN HIS HOME AT ABBOTSFORD

Abbotsford is the, principal shrine for the lover of Scott, and this fine house which he built stands above the right bank of the Tweed and just within the border of Selkirkshire, in a district full of associations With the history and romance from which he took his inspiration. Melrose is only three miles to the west, and Dryburgh within easy reach. The study, which we see above, is one of the rooms shown to visitors, and contains the author's writing desk and his small arm-chair covered in black leather. The gallery above runs round three sides of the room, and communicates with a stairway leading to his bedroom. There are many books of reference hi the shelves, and the room looks out over a lawn guarded by clipped hedges of yew.

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