The Prose Marmion

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Sarah Jenkins adapted the poem Marion into a work of prose. The Prose Marmion: A Tale of the Scottish Border was adapted from the epic poem Marion by Sir Walter Scott. Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832) w


as a popular Scottish historical novelist and poet. Scott was the first English language author to have international popularity during his lifetime. His novels remain popular today. His most famous works include Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, The Lady of The Lake, Waverely, The Heart of Midlothian and The Bride of Lammermoor. Marmion is an epic poem about the Battle of Flodden in 1513. Lord Marmion, a favorite of Henry VIII of England, lusts for Clara de Clare, a rich woman. Marmion and his mistress Constance De Beverley forge a letter implicating Clara's fiancé in a plot of treason. One of the most famous quotations from the poem is "Oh, what a tangled web we weave When first we practice to deceive!"

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