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“Hasty reading is the fit precursor of hasty writing”

In his review in Nature Illustrated Journal of Science of 8 March 1888, P.G. T[ait] criticised RLS’s Memoir of Fleemin Jenkin saying that ‘the weird imagination of the writer has proved too much for him, and some of his “situations” … Continue reading

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… and if I live till I am forty…

[Dots between square brackets indicate cuts made by Sidney Colvin. For full, correct and critical edition of this letter, see Mehew 4, 1246.] To W.E. Henley [Colvin 1911, 2, pp. 143-144] [Chalet la Solitude, Hyères, c. 8 April 1884] Dear … Continue reading

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Perhaps the more we are away, the stronger we feel that bond

The following is in reply to a letter RLS had received on some questions connected with his proposed Life of Hazlitt from the Scottish critic and bibliographer, Alexander Ireland (1810–1894). [For correct and critical edition of this letter, see Mehew … Continue reading

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