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I am so accustomed to hear nonsense spoken about all the arts

[For correct and critical edition of this letter, see Mehew 5, 1359.] To Henry Arthur Jones [Colvin 1911, 2, p. 261] Bonallie Towers, Bournemouth, Dec. 30, 1884 Dear Sir, I am so accustomed to hear nonsense spoken about all the … Continue reading

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These conventional, rigid, and egg-dancing arts

In reply to a gift of books, including the correspondent’s wellknown translation of Sophocles. [As usual, dots between square brackets indicate cuts made by Sidney Colvin. For full, correct and critical edition of this letter, see Mehew 5, 1314.] To … Continue reading

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S’agit de la désenterrer. ‘Help!’ cries a buried masterpiece

The character of the Countess, in Prince Otto, was inspired by the Russian princess met in Mentone in 1874: “The Countess von Rosen, I have; I’ll never tell you who she is; it’s a secret; but I have known the … Continue reading

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