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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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“As for gratitude, I am by nature a thankless dog, and was spoiled from a child up”

In his previous letter, RLS had asked Frederick Locker’s interest on behalf of a friend who had been kind to him at Hyères, in procuring a nomination for her son to the Blue-Coat School, at Christ’s Hospital. His correspondent, apparently … Continue reading

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“When I was dangerously ill at Hyères …”

To Locker’s acknowledgment of his verses (see previous post, Letter 1692), RLS replied asking his correspondent’s interest on behalf of a friend who had been kind to him at Hyères, in procuring a nomination for her son to the Blue-Coat … Continue reading

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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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