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‘Finish, finish, make an entire end, make us strong, shapely, viable creatures!’

RLS’s examination for the Bar at Edinburgh was approaching. His formal thesis in Latin, on a title of the Padects (‘Pro Dote’) is in the National Library of Scotland. Fontainebleau is the paper called Forest Notes, afterwards printed in the … Continue reading

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I have been all yesterday evening and this forenoon in Italy, four hundred years ago

Clarice Campobello Sinico (b. 1840), Italian soprano, sang Beethoven’s aria op. 65 ‘Ah perfido spergiuro!’ (text by Metastasio) at the Edinburgh Choral Union’s concert on 4 January 1875. The Portfolio article here mentioned is An Autumn Effect (publ. April 1875). … Continue reading

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Away to the ends of the earth, and the furthest star, and the blank regions of nothing

[Dots between square brackets indicate cuts made by Sidney Colvin. For full, correct and critical edition of this letter, see Mehew 2, 330].  To Fanny Sitwell [Colvin 1911, pp. 194-198] [Edinburgh] Sunday [1 November 1874]. Here is my long story: … Continue reading

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The audible haunting of an incarnate anger about the house

‘John Knox’ and ‘J.K.’ herein mentioned are the two papers on John Knox and his Relations with Women, first printed in Manmillan’s Magazine and afterwards in Familiar Studies of Men and Books. [Dots between square brackets indicate cuts made by … Continue reading

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I dare say he was alone, and had no one to love him

  The projected visit to his Russian friend in Poland, Mme Garshine, doesn’t come off, and RLS goes for a few days’ walking tour in the Chiltern Hills of Buckinghamshire, as recorded in his essay An Autumn Effect. He then … Continue reading

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