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The Life and Letters of John Gibson Lockhart
Chapter 9: 1820-21
John Gibson Lockhart to Jonathan Christie, [5? January 1821]

Vol. I. Preface
Vol. I Contents.
Chapter 1: 1794-1808
Chapter 2: 1808-13
Chapter 3: 1813-15
Chapter 4: 1815-17
Chapter 5: 1817-18
Chapter 6: 1817-19
Chapter 7: 1818-20
Chapter 8: 1819-20
Chapter 9: 1820-21
Chapter 10: 1821-24
Chapter 11: 1817-24
Chapter 12: 1821-25
Chapter 13: 1826
Vol. II Contents
Chapter 14: 1826-32
Chapter 15: 1828-32
Chapter 16: 1832-36
Chapter 17: 1837-39
Chapter 18: 1837-43
Chapter 19: 1828-48
Chapter 20: 1826-52
Chapter 21: 1842-50
Chapter 22: 1850-53
Chapter 23: 1853-54
Chapter 24: Conclusion
Vol. II Index
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[Postmark, January 6.]

“I was in the country when the first of Master Baldwin’s philippics was published, and, being entirely occupied with running down hares, and sticking salmon, did not hear of it for many weeks. The second distressed me very much, not on account of myself, but of Scott, of whose hitherto

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unprofaned name such base use was made in it—although, if any insult could move a man’s rage, without doubt the allusions to my marriage, wife, &c, were well entitled to do so. Now, however—I mean in the
January number, which has been sent me this morning—I find myself charged with distinctness in a sort which neither present engagements, or any thought for the future, can induce me, or could induce any man, to overlook. And it is in regard to this that I am now to solicit the aid of your well-tried friendship. . . .”