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“I can wish you nothing more delightful than my fortune in life”

RLS wrote the next letter to a young friend and visitor of Bournemouth days, on the news of her engagement to Alfred Spender. George and Mary Rawlinson had visited RLS in Bournemouth in 1887, and RLS had sent their eldest … Continue reading

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“But I know pleasure still; pleasure with a thousand faces, and none perfect”

[For correct and critical edition of this letter, see Mehew 7, 2307.] To Sidney Colvin [Vailima Letters I, 1895, pp. 102-9] [Vailima] Friday 19 [actually 20] March [1891] My dear S.C., You probably expect that now I am back at Vailima … Continue reading

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“You must translate me soon”

[As usual, dots between square brackets indicate cuts made by Colvin. For full, correct and critical edition of this letter see Mehew 7, 2290.] To Marcel Schwob [Colvin 1911, 3, pp. 277-9] [Apia, 3 January 1891] My dear Sir, Sapristi, … Continue reading

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“I have no more anger; I am simply weary of the incubus”

[For correct and critical edition of this letter, see Mehew 7, 2285] To Charles Baxter [Baxter Letters, pp. 274-6; http://www.hathitrust.org] [Vailima, 6 December 1890] My dear Charles, I wonder if you ever receive any of my letters. I see you … Continue reading

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“Strange things are readers”

[Dots between square brackets indicate cuts made by Sidney Colvin. For full, correct and critical edition of this letter see Mehew 7, 2257.] To Edward L. Burlingame [Colvin 1911, 3, pp. 243-5] Vailima, Apia, Samoa [? 7 October 1890] […] … Continue reading

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“My loneliness has a certain pleasure”

[For critical edition of this letter see Mehew 6, 2235.] To Charles Baxter [Colvin 1911, 3, pp. 199-202] Hotel Sebastopol, Noumea [late July 1890] My dear Charles, I have stayed here a week while Lloyd and my wife continue to … Continue reading

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“It is my weakness to rush in with encumbering gratitude when I am pleased”

[For critical edition of this letter see Mehew 6, 2225.] To Francis Marion Crawford [The Bookman 26, 1907, pp. 350-2; http://www.hathitrust.org%5D Sydney [c. 8 April 1890] Dear Sir, I sail in some forty hours back among the islands, which are … Continue reading

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“We are now about to rise, like whales, from this long dive”

[As usual, dots between square brackets indicate cuts made by Sidney Colvin. For full, correct and critical edition of this letter see Mehew 6, 2192.] To Edward L. Burlingame [Colvin 1911, 3, pp. 169-71] Schooner Equator, at sea, Wednesday, 4th … Continue reading

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“My 19th century strikes here, and lies alongside of something beautiful and ancient”

[Dots between square brackets indicate cuts made by Sidney Colvin. For full, correct and critical edition of this letter see Mehew 6, 2151.] To Herny James [Colvin 1911, 3, pp. 127-9] Honolulu [towards the end of March 1889] My dear … Continue reading

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