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“Not roses to the rose, I trow, the thistle sends”

Frederick Locker-Lampson, the friend of Tennyson and most accomplished writer of vers de société in his time, had through their common friend Andrew Lang asked RLS for a set of verses, and RLS had sent the following – which were … Continue reading

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… and if I live till I am forty…

[Dots between square brackets indicate cuts made by Sidney Colvin. For full, correct and critical edition of this letter, see Mehew 4, 1246.] To W.E. Henley [Colvin 1911, 2, pp. 143-144] [Chalet la Solitude, Hyères, c. 8 April 1884] Dear … Continue reading

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We do not seem to be so badly off for commanders

The allusions in the second paragraph are to the commanders in the Nile campaigns of those years. [Dots between square brackets indicate cuts made by Sidney Colvin. For full, correct and critical edition of this letter, see Mehew 4, 1227.] … Continue reading

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… like two guests at the same dinner, one of whom takes clear and one white soup

[As usual, dots between square brackets indicate cuts made by Sidney Colvin. For full, correct and critical edition of this letter, see Mehew 4, 1176.] To Edmund Gosse [Colvin 1911, 2, pp. 155-156] [Hyères, November 1883] My dear Gosse, I … Continue reading

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We can’t stand the ‘sigh’ nor the ‘peruke’

Edmund Gosse’s anthology, English Odes, was published by Kegan Paul in 1881. John Addington Symonds, translator, biographer and historian of the Italian Renaissance, had established his home at Davos in search of cure for tubercolosis, and made friends with RLS. … Continue reading

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