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Today, the south wind blows; and I am seedy in consequence

John Addington Symonds, translator, biographer and historian of the Italian Renaissance, better remembered today for his tormented homosexuality, had established his home at Davos in search of cure for tubercolosis, with his wife. He wrote to a friend of his … Continue reading

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A wild energy that we never feel except in dreams

This is addressed to a favourite cousin of the Balfour (maternal) clan, Maud (1844-1919), married to a Cambridge professor, Churchill Babington, whose home is at the college living of Cockfield near Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk. RLS has visited him in … Continue reading

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