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We believe in nothing: you don’t, and I don’t

[As usual, dots between square brackets indicate cuts made by Sidney Colvin. For full, correct and critical edition of this letter, see Mehew 5, 1398.] To John Addington Symonds [Colvin 1911, 2, pp. 267-269] Bonallie Towers, Bournemouth, 30 [sic!] February … 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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Real Teutons, with no deception, spring, or false bottom

The Rosengasse in Frankfurt am Main, where RLS ‘gets into lodgings’ with his friend, Sir Walter Grindlay Simpson, was a centre of prostitution from the Middle Ages to 1938, when the alley was demolished. [As usual, dots between square brackets … Continue reading

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Mein Herz ist im Hochland, mein Herz ist nicht hier

[Dots between square brackets indicate cuts made by Sir Sidney Colvin. For full, correct and critical edition of this letter, see Mehew 1, 105]. To his mother [Colvin 1911, pp. 45-49] Hotel Landsberg, [Frankfurt,] Thursday, 1st August 1872. […] Yesterday … Continue reading

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The most courageous men in the world must be entomologists

During his summer holiday, in 1872, RLS visits Germany: here is a letter from Frankfurt am Main. [As usual, dots between square brackets indicate cuts made by Sir Sidney Colvin. For full, correct and critical edition of this letter, see … Continue reading

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Perspiring like a terra-cotta jug or a Gruyère cheese

In the summer of 1872 RLS enjoys a holiday travel to Germany, together with Sir Walter Grindlay Simpson (1843–1898), 2nd baronet of Strathavon and the City of Edinburgh, one of the little group of his close friends. The Latin sentence … Continue reading

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