'TIS SIXTY YEARS SINCE
With Introductory Essay and Notes
By ANDREW LANG
THIS NEW EDITION OF THE WAVERLEY NOVELS
IS DEDICATED TO THE HON. MRS. MAXWELL SCOTT OF
ABBOTSFORD AND HER CHILDREN,
Walter, Mary, Michael, Alice, Malcolm
Margaret and Herbert
GREAT-GRANDDAUGHTER AND GREAT-GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN
OF THE AUTHOR,
BY THE PUBLISHERS
THE KING'S MOST GRACIOUS MAJESTY.
The Author of this collection of Works of Fiction would not have
presumed to solicit for them your Majesty's august patronage,
were it not that the perusal has been supposed in some instances to
have succeeded in amusing hours of relaxation, or relieving those
of languor, pain, or anxiety, and therefore must have so far aided
the warmest wish of your Majesty's heart, by contributing in however
small a degree to the happiness of your people.
They are therefore humbly dedicated to your Majesty, agreeably to
your gracious permission, by
Your Majesty's Dutiful Subject,
ABBOTSFORD, 1st January, 1829.