Monthly Archives: May 2018

“The harm was in Jekyll, because he was a hypocrite”

John Paul Bocock (1856-1903), American editor and poet, was in the staff of the Philadelphia Press. In an article published in the New York Sun,  Mansfield’s interpretation of ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ was contrasted with that of RLS. [Dots between square … Continue reading

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“To impress that obdurate dog, your reader”

[For correct and critical edition of this letter, see Mehew 6, 1938.] To Edward L. Burlingame [Colvin 1911, 3, pp. 27-28] [Saranac Lake, c. 15 November 1887] Dear Mr. Burlingame, The revise seemed all right, so I did not trouble … Continue reading

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“When I say ‘writing’ ― O, believe me, it is re-writing that I have chiefly in mind”

[As usual, for critical edition of this letter, see Mehew 6, 1925.] To Richard Harding Davis [Sangree, R.H. Davis, Ainslee’s Magazine 7, 1901, p. 9] [Saranac Lake, c. 24 October 1887] Dear Sir, Why, thank you very much for your … Continue reading

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“… but if a tin of Margarita and a mass of cigarette papers came by post…”

[Dots between square brackets indicate cuts made by Will H. Low. For full, correct and critical edition of this letter, see Mehew 6, 1922.] To Will H. Low [Low, A Chronicle of friendship, 1908, pp. 398-9] [Saranac Lake, 24 October … Continue reading

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“I have never called my verses poetry: they are verse, the verse of a speaker not a singer”

[For correct and critical edition of this letter, see Mehew 6, 1909.] To William Sharp [E. Sharp, W. Sharp: A Memory, 1910, pp. 138-139] [Saranac Lake, ? Mid-October 1887] Dear Mr. Sharp, What is the townsman’s blunder? — though I … Continue reading

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