Chronicles of the Cannongate


Chronicles of the Cannongate [Electronic resource] / Walter Scott


Scott, Walter, Sir, 1771-1832


Thulin, Anders (ed.)


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Footnotes in the printed text were placed at the foot of the page. In this electronic editon they have been placed immediately after the line in which they are referenced. The footnote callout is always an *. The text of the footnote has been placed, slightly indented, between two empty lines. If the footnote comes at the end of a paragraph, the first line of the following paragraph is indented two spaces, as usual

Most footnotes are just references to end-notes. In the printed text, these appeared at the end of each chapter. In this electronic edition they have been placed in a file of their own

The page numbers of the original footnotes have been replaced by capital letters in alphabetic order

The practice of prefixing the various amounts of money in The surgeon's daughter with "L." rather than with £ has been retained

LC keywords

Fiction -- Great Britain -- 19th century
Novels -- Great Britain -- 19th century

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  • size: (14 files : ca. 4.82, 35.4, 49.4, 149, 16.8, 146, 21.8, 5.75, 59, 6.17, 9.24, 29.6, 339, 5.8 KB)
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Source Description

Introductory; The highland widow ; The two drovers — Waverley novels Scott, Walter, Sir, 1771-1832 : New ed. Vol. XLI ; 18cm. A. Constable [London]: 1896

Note: The Waverley novels are published in 48 vols.

The surgeon's daughter — Waverley novels Scott, Walter, Sir, 1771-1832 : New ed. Vol. XLVIII ; 18cm. A. Constable [London]: 1896

Note: The Waverley novels are published in 48 vols.


Mode of access: Online. OTA website

Title proper taken from top of first file of electronic text (canondoc.1751)

Contents: File 1 (canon.doc). [Information concerning transcription and editorial decisions] ; File 2 (canonintro.1751). Introduction to Chronicles of the Canongate [by the author] ; File 3 (introappendix.1751). Appendix to Introduction [an account of the first public announcement of Scott's authorship of the Waverley novels] ; File 4 (introductory.1751). [Chrystal Croftangry's account of himself] ; File 5 (intronotes.1751). [Notes to Chrystal Croftangry's account] ; File 6 (hwidow.1751). The Highland widow ; File 7 (hwidownotes. 1751). [Notes to The Highland widow] ; File 8 (twodrovintro). Mr Croftangry introduces another tale [i.e. introduction to The two drovers] ; File 9 (twodrovers.1751). The two drovers ; File 10 (twodrovnotes.1751). [Notes to The two drovers] ; File 11 (sdintro.1751). Introduction to The surgeon's daughter ; File 12 (sdpre.1751). The surgeon's daughter : Mr Croftangry's preface ; File 13 (sd.1751). The surgeon's daughter ; File 14 (sdconc.1751). Mr Croftangry's conclusion [to The surgeon's daughter]