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Identifier: autobiographical02scot
Title: Autobiographical notes of the life of William Bell Scott : and notices of his artistic and poetic circle of friends, 1830 to 1882
Year: 1892 (1890s)
Authors: Scott, William Bell, 1811-1890 Minto, William, 1845-1893
Subjects: Scott, William Bell, 1811-1890 Rossetti, Dante Gabriel, 1828-1882 Poets, English — 19th century Painters — Great Britain
Publisher: London : Osgood, McIlvaine
Contributing Library: University of California Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: MSN

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t—were there, and agreed that the patientmust chang-e his surroundinQ;s. Where was he togo ? Dr. Hake answered that question by offeringto take him out with him to his house at Roe-hampton. A cab was brought at once ; we allthought it strange to see him so willing to go, butthat niofht it was too evident he wanted to besecluded, and for three days he lay as one dead,and only by a treatment, invented for the momentby Professor Marshall, was he cured. But as I wasonly at Roehampton on one visit, not to him, but toWilliam, who was made seriously ill by his brothersstate, it does not fall to me to give any furtheraccount of my friends sad condition, till it wasdetermined that he was not to return to Chelsea,but that a further change of scene would be neces-sary, and I volunteered to be a second with youngGeorge Hake, to take charge of him. His newretirement was to be far off, at Stobhall, nearPerth, the shooting and fishing quarters of WilliamGraham, M.P. for Glasgow, his most efficient

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5l D. G. ROSSETTI 173 friend, and the greatest admirer of his art. Brownand George Hake took him down, and when I wasfree to leave town, just two days after, I releasedthe former and stayed with him there for three longweeks. The place where we lived, Stobhall, by the Taynear Perth, was, two centuries ago, one of thehouses of the ancient family of the Drummonds, thehead of which, the Duke of Perth, as the Jacobitescalled him, lost everything in the rebellion of 1715.It was originally a peel tower with a very un-common appendage, a chapel of the same early dateas the tower; and now it had one of the mostcharming old gardens I have ever seen, with Irishyews and hollies, trained by long years of carefulshaping into straight columns 25 feet high, and rosesalmost reaching to the same height supported onpoles. The part we lived in was more modern, butsome of the small rooms in the early portion of thehouse were lovely in their rude but pure style. Ipainted a water-colour picture of the gard

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