What a tangled web we weave Marmion?

What a tangled web we weave Marmion?

'Oh what a tangled web we weave/When first we practice to deceive' means that when you lie or act dishonestly you are initiating problems and a domino structure of complications which eventually run out of control. The quote is from Scott's epic poem, Marmion: A Tale of Flodden Field.

What a tangled web we weave Walter Scott?

"Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive!" (Sir Walter Scott, 1808)

What does Marmion mean?

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What a tangled web we weave meaning?

The title of this article comes from a poem by Sir Walter Scott written in 1808. The full phrase is “Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive”. It means that when you act dishonestly you are initiating problems, and a domino structure of complications, which will eventually run out of control.

Who was Walter?

Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet FRSE FSA Scot (15 August 1771 – 21 September 1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, poet, playwright, and historian....Walter Scott.
Sir Walter Scott Bt
OccupationHistorical novelist Poet Advocate Sheriff-Depute Clerk of Session
Alma materUniversity of Edinburgh
Period19th century

What was Sir Walter Scott famous for?

Sir Walter Scott, in full Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet, (born Aug, Edinburgh, Scotland—died Septem, Abbotsford, Roxburgh, Scotland), Scottish novelist, poet, historian, and biographer who is often considered both the inventor and the greatest practitioner of the historical novel.