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“The difficulty of being ideal in an age of realism”

[For correct and critical edition of this letter, see Mehew 5, 1550.] To Charles Warren Stoddard [Colvin 1911, 2, pp. 320-322] Skerryvore, Bournemouth, Feb. 13th, 1886 My dear Stoddard, am a dreadful character; but, you see, I have at last … Continue reading

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There is but one art — to omit! O if I knew how to omit, I would ask no other knowledge

[As usual, dots between square brackets indicate cuts made by Sidney Colvin. For full, correct and critical edition of this letter, see Mehew 4,1148.] To Bob Stevenson [Colvin 1911, 2, pp. 172-175] La Sotitude, Hyères [? 30 October 1883] My … Continue reading

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