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In April 1826, Scott saw his wife, Charlotte, buried at Dryburgh. Six years later in 1832 he was laid to rest alongside her.
Scott’s later years were plagued with financial difficulties, after the collapse of his printers’ left him owing £130,000. Rather than give up his home at Abbotsford, he was determined to write his way out of debt. He worked all hours, publishing book after book. His health suffered under the strain. In 1830, he wrote that sometimes he could ‘wish for the rest of Dryburgh and the shadow of the Evening.’