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It will be finished some day, bar the big accident

  To a correspondent not personally known to RLS, who had by some means heard of the Great North Road project. RLS’s novel was published posthumous and unfinished (8 chap.) in the Illustrated London News, Christmas Supplement 1895 . [For … Continue reading

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And if that is not health, it is the nearest I am like to have

RLS and his wife were still busy on More New Arabian Nights (the romance of the Great North Road having been begun and postponed). The question here touched is, to what publishers should they be offered. [Dots between square brackets … Continue reading

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Telling the story, not with the one eye of pity, but with the two of pity and mirth

[Dots between square brackets indicate cuts made by Sidney Colvin. For full, correct and critical edition of this letter, see Mehew 4, 1266.] To W.E. Henley [Colvin 1911, 2, pp. 218-219] La Solitude, Hyères [Late April 1884] Dear boy, […] … Continue reading

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We have a wonderful fair wood-music round this Solitude of ours

Soon after the date of the following letter, Miss Ferrier (born in Edinburgh in 1844) went out to Hyères and stayed with her friends through the trying weeks which followed. Her brother Walter, one of RLS’s oldest and most intimate … Continue reading

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… like two guests at the same dinner, one of whom takes clear and one white soup

[As usual, dots between square brackets indicate cuts made by Sidney Colvin. For full, correct and critical edition of this letter, see Mehew 4, 1176.] To Edmund Gosse [Colvin 1911, 2, pp. 155-156] [Hyères, November 1883] My dear Gosse, I … Continue reading

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Art is a virtue; and if I were the man I should be, my art would rise in the proportion of my life

[As usual, dots between square brackets indicate cuts made by Sidney Colvin. For full, correct and critical edition of this letter, see Mehew 4, 1172.] To Will H. Low [Colvin 1911, 2, pp. 170-172] La Solitude, Hyères [Postmark 27 October … Continue reading

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