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Just got a servant !!!!!!

The expression “a muckle hash of a weedy” (Scots) stay for something like “a large agglomeration of a scrawny person”. In a postscript Fanny described her new servant as ‘a most competent large middle-aged servant’, and an expert cook. [As … Continue reading

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I vote for separations

As the ways and restrictions of a settled invalid were repugnant to RLS’s character and instincts, so were the life and society of a regular invalid station depressing and uncongenial to him. He determined, accordingly, to avoid settling in one … Continue reading

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Bare, grey shores, grim grey houses, grim grey sea

In the summer of 1868 RLS is practising in the family firm, learning the engineering business. He goes to watch the works in progress first at Anstruther on the coast of Fife, and afterwards at Wick: the breakwater built there … Continue reading

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