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The Burns Encyclopedia
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Scott, Mrs Elizabeth. nee Rutherford (1729-1789)

A niece of Mrs Alison Cockburn, she married Walter Scott of Wauchope House, near Jedburgh, Roxburghshire, where Burns visited them during his Border tour. Mrs Scott had sent the poet a long verse epistle, offering him 'a marled plaid', in token of her admiration of his work. Burns replied with his lively verse epistle, 'I mind it weel in early date'. Burns noted in his Border Journal that Mrs Scott had all the sense, taste, intrepidity of face, and bold, critical decision, which usually distinguish female Authors'.

Her relations published her collected Poems in 1801, under the title of Alonza and Cora. Most of the poems are in the vapid Augustan manner of minor eighteenth-century versifiers. Three are in Scots, one of them the address to Burns. They are by far the most spirited pieces in the book.

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