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“Our civilisation is a hollow fraud, all the fun of life is lost by it”

[As usual, dots between square brackets indicate cuts made by Sidney Colvin. For full, correct and critical edition of this letter see Mehew 6, 2249.] To Elizabeth Fairchild [Colvin 1911, 3, pp. 214-6] Union Club, Sydney [c. 1 September 1890] My … Continue reading

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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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The audible haunting of an incarnate anger about the house

‘John Knox’ and ‘J.K.’ herein mentioned are the two papers on John Knox and his Relations with Women, first printed in Manmillan’s Magazine and afterwards in Familiar Studies of Men and Books. [Dots between square brackets indicate cuts made by … Continue reading

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