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Difference between Great Magician of the North and Magician of the North

Great Magician of the North, the—(also: Wizard of the North, the) a name given to Sir Walter Scott (1771 –1832), a Scottish historical novelist:

  • Some of stories in respect to variety and length, might safely aspire to a place beside the Great Magician of the North, Sir Walter Scott.

Magician of the North, thea name given to Johann Georg Hamann (1730–1788), a German philosopher and theologian:

  • We may pass directly from Rousseau to Kant, who was largely inspired by … the somewhat mysterious personality of the “Magician of the North.”