National Geographic : 1957 Oct
.k . . a f" 44 . c3:"v ,, . Rau . : ai. ilwlYWr iM9a' ,: L fi.. n.4';. .s 3t'bk xZe: b1 .... ".: ., "; 4h 'q w7 Y m :. ^.: ,.:s. .a : f sr. ,';+ '.. ... #' a 'a a"e ri t. _ 'x.,, r; n =- " 'now, !'S .. . " in it jWr Ago Aif ILI .o- .wi 4 a t.. K Y xi, @ National Geographic Society 438 "What a Romance in Architecture!" Cried Sir Walter Scott of His Beloved Abbotsf ord Scotland's famed novelist built the home of his dreams in installments during a decade of writing. As lord of the baronial mansion, amid soaring turrets and medieval treasures, Scott played host to the world. To him the estate often seemed as public as a fair; Lady Scott called it the "hotel widout de pay." When Scott's publishers went bankrupt and the writer set out to repay their debts, he sadly saw lovely Abbotsford as his "Delilah."