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The look of his face was a wine to me

RLS was playing the role of Orsino in the rehearsals of The Twelfth Night for amateur theatricals at Professor Fleeming Jenkin’s. William Ernest Henley, RLS’s new acquaintance, suffered from a tubercolous disease: he had a wooden leg and had been … Continue reading

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I’ll see what I can do

Mr. John Morley has asked for a notice by RLS for the Fortnightly Review, which he is editing, of Lord Lytton’s newly published volume, Fables in Song. [As usual, dots between square brackets indicate cuts made by Sir Sidney Colvin. … Continue reading

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We are now at Swanston Cottage, Lothianburn, Edinburgh

This and the following letters date after RLS’s return to Scotland, at Swanston Cottage. Swanston Cottage was built in 1761 by Edinburgh Council and raised to two stories in 1820. RLS’s parents leased it 1867 to 1880. RLS stays there … Continue reading

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