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“I almost begin to feel as if I should care to live”

[Dots between square brackets indicate cuts made by Sidney Colvin. For full, correct and critical edition of this letter, see Mehew 5, 1860.] To W.E. Henley [Colvin 1911, 2, pp. 379-380] [Skerryvore, Bournemouth, ? 2] August 1887 Dear lad, […] … Continue reading

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“I shall have it on my tomb ― ‘He ran a butler'”

[As usual, dots between square brackets indicate cuts made by Sidney Colvin. For full, correct and critical edition of this letter, see Mehew 5, 1830.] To Sidney Colvin [Colvin 1911, 2, pp. 332-333] [Skerryvore, Bournemouth, ? 3 June 1887] My … Continue reading

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Some day climb as high as Halkerside for me, and sprinkle some of the well water on the turf

[Dots between square brackets indicate cuts made by Sidney Colvin. For full, correct and critical edition of this letter, see Mehew 5, 1795.] To Alison Cunningham [Colvin 1911, 2, pp. 368-370] Skerryvore, April 16th, 1887 My dearest Cummy, As usual, … Continue reading

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“Home Rule, if you like”

The following sets forth the pros and cons which were balancing each other in RLS’s mind in regard to his scheme of going to make a stand in his own person against agrarian outrage in Ireland, under the Conservative Government … 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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“But the odd problem is: what makes a story true?”

[As usual, for correct and critical edition of this letter, see Mehew 5, 1766.] To Lady Taylor [Colvin 1912, pp. 222-223] [Skerryvore, Bournemouth, c. 22 February, 1887] My dear Lady Taylor, I don’t know but what I agree fairly well … 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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