I like Scott for his freshness, dash and large honesty.
One of these, Freedom of Mind, is remarkable for freshness of thought and terseness of expression.
His various works still retain their freshness and vital attraction.
His oratory was rough and unpolished, but full of freshness and force and genuine feeling.
The freshness of the new field which was opened up to the imagination - so full of vivid lights and shadows, light-hearted fun, grinding hardship, stirring adventure, heroic action, warm friendships, bitter hatreds - was in exhilarating contrast to the world of the historical romancer and the fashionable novelist, to which the mind of the general reader was at that date given over.