Lord Marmion is a central figure of Sir Walter Scott’s poem Marmion. He is the bravest, the kindest, and the best English nobleman. He is valiant, who had won numerous fights. His reputation is simply excellent. Once, as king’s person of trust, he is sent to the Scots. Marmion’s mission is to persuade them to stop invading the border. Before the departure, he confesses to Constance de Beverley, a young nun, in love. Constance renounces her vows, forgets her God, and follows her beloved man. But no happy ending is going to happen! Lord Marmion meets a young heiress, falls in love, and breaks up with Constance de Beverley. On the way to his new passion, Lord Marmion faces an opponent. The duel with a knight, who truly loves Clare, takes place. The fight ends, Lord left his adversary for dead. King’s person of trust is mortally wounded in battle. At death’s door, Lord Marmion repents all of his sins.
Lord Marmion in the Essays