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An opera is far more real than real life to me

Still from Frankfurt am Main. La Juive is the ‘grand’ opera by J. F. Halévy, 1835. ‘W.S.’ stands for ‘Writer to the Signet’: in Scotland, a senior solicitor conducting cases in the Court of Session. [Dots between square brackets indicate … Continue reading

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Real Teutons, with no deception, spring, or false bottom

The Rosengasse in Frankfurt am Main, where RLS ‘gets into lodgings’ with his friend, Sir Walter Grindlay Simpson, was a centre of prostitution from the Middle Ages to 1938, when the alley was demolished. [As usual, dots between square brackets … Continue reading

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