Monday, July 11, 2011

Scott and Clerk Pass the Bar

July 11, 1792 was an important day for Walter Scott.  On that day, Scott and his friend Will Clark passed the bar.  As John Buchan relates in his "Sir Walter Scott",'He [Scott] and William Clerk worked together, examining themselves daily in points of law, and every morning in summer, Scott would walk the two miles to the west end of Princes Street to beat up his friend.  The two passed their final trials on July 11th, 1792, and assumed the gown of the advocate.'

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