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This little book would never have been written

[For correct and critical edition of this letter, see Mehew 2, 526.] To Alison Cunningham [Simpson 1898, p. 110] inscription in her copy of An Inland Voyage [Swanston, May 1878.] My dear Cummy, If you had not taken so much … Continue reading

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I have survived myself, and somehow live on, a curious changeling, a merry ghost

The old print which RLS is alluding here still remains unidentified. [Dots between square brackets indicate cuts made by Sidney Colvin. For full, correct and critical edition of this letter, see Mehew 2, 388]. To Fanny Sitwell [Colvin, 1912, pp. … Continue reading

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For two good emotions I would sacrifice a thousand years of fame

During his days in London RLS has gone with Mrs. Sitwell to the British Museum to revisit the Elgin marbles, and has carried off photographs of them to put up in his room at Edinburgh. ‘The desire of the moth … Continue reading

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My last night at Mentone

[As usual, dots between square brackets indicate cuts made by Sir Sidney Colvin. For full, correct and critical edition of this letter, see Mehew 1, 256]. To Mrs. Sitwell [Colvin 1912, p. 66-67] [Menton, April, 1874], Monday. My last night … Continue reading

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Children are certainly too good to be true

“Bonjour Philippine!” is the French expression used when someone eats twin fruits, or when two children accidentally pronounce the same sentence at the same time: the one who speaks first will gain next morning a little present from the other. … Continue reading

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