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And that from a man cleaning a byre!

The expression ‘’prentice hand’, at the end of the letter, is a quote from the song ‘Green Grow the Rashes’, by Robert Burns, 1783. [Dots between square brackets indicate cuts made by Sir Sidney Colvin. For full, correct and critical … Continue reading

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“On the whole there are too many amusements going for much work”

This is from his cousin Maude Babington’s house in Suffolk, visited during the summer of 1873. [As usual, dots between square brackets indicate cuts made by Sir Sidney Colvin. For full, correct and critical edition of this letter, see Mehew … Continue reading

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