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“When we go to the olivses it allways rememberse us you”

RLS’s Russian friend, Mme. Garshine, and her (adopted) daughter Pella, are leaving Menton to go to Franzensbad, Poland (now Czechoslovakia). RLS is writing, for the Fortnightly Review, about Lord Lytton’s newly published volume, Fables in Song. [Dots between square brackets … Continue reading

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Last night we had a masquerade at the Villa Marina

[As usual, dots between square brackets indicate cuts made by Sir Sidney Colvin. For full, correct and critical edition of this letter, see Mehew 1, 239, dated Feb. 12]. To Mrs. Sitwell [Colvin 1912, pp. 60-62] [Menton, February 6, 1874,] … Continue reading

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They have both husbands, and they are in Russia

William Murray, Sollicitor in the Supreme Court, is the father of RLS’s friend William Hugh Murray. With reference to the political allusions: this is the date of Mr. Gladstone’s dissolution, followed by his defeat at the polls notwithstanding his declared … Continue reading

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Children are certainly too good to be true

“Bonjour Philippine!” is the French expression used when someone eats twin fruits, or when two children accidentally pronounce the same sentence at the same time: the one who speaks first will gain next morning a little present from the other. … Continue reading

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