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“Yours financially, Samuel Budgett”

Will Low and his wife, who were at this time leaving Italy and France for good, had been meditating a visit to the Stevensons at Bournemouth on their way home to the United States. Low had asked RLS if he … Continue reading

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“Je me croyais trop vieux – au moins trop quarante-ans – pour faire de nouveaux amis”

[For correct and critical edition of this letter, see Mehew 5, 1769.] To Auguste Rodin [Colvin 1912, p. 225] Skerryvore, Bournemouth, February, 1887 Mon cher ami, Je vous néglige, et cependant ce n’est véritablement pas de ma faute. J’ai fait … Continue reading

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“Some day the wind may round to the right quarter and we may meet”

[For correct and critical edition of this letter, see Mehew 5, 1750.] To Frederick Locker-Lampson [Colvin 1911, 2, p. 362] Skerryvore, Bournemouth, February 5th, 1887 My dear Locker, Here I am in my bed as usual, and it is indeed … Continue reading

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“It is a far finer thing to be in love, or to risk a danger, than to paint the finest picture or write the noblest book”

[As usual, dots between square brackets indicate cuts made by Sidney Colvin. For full, correct and critical edition of this letter, see Mehew 5, 1642.] To Harriet Monroe [Colvin 1911, 2, pp. 335-338] [Skerryvore, Bournemouth, 30 June 1886] My dear … Continue reading

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“Happiness is a question of morality – or of immorality, there is no difference – and conviction”

[As usual, dots between square brackets indicate cuts made by Sidney Colvin. For full, correct and critical edition of this letter, see Mehew 5, 1571.] To John Addington Symonds [Colvin 1911, 2, pp. 322-325] Skerryvore, Bournemouth [Early March 1886] My … Continue reading

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My letters should contain appropriate sentiments and humorous nonsense, or nonsense without the humour

[Dots between square brackets indicate cuts made by Sidney Colvin. For full, correct and critical edition of this letter, see Mehew 5, 1509.] To his parents [Colvin 1911, 2, pp. 306-307] [Skerryvore, Bournemouth] January 1st, 1886 My dear people, Many … Continue reading

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All races are better away from their own country

Jules Simoneau (1820-1908) was the keeper of the inn and restaurant where RLS had boarded at Monterey, California, in the autumn of 1879, while waiting for his future wife’s divorce to become final. [As usual, dots between square brackets indicate … Continue reading

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