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I look forward confidently; I have faith after all!

[Dots between square brackets indicate cuts made by Sir Sidney Colvin. For full, correct and critical edition of this letter, see Mehew 2, 276]. To Fanny Sitwell [Colvin 1912, pp. 74-78] [Swanston, June, 1874], Wednesday. […] news reaches me that … Continue reading

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I’ll see what I can do

Mr. John Morley has asked for a notice by RLS for the Fortnightly Review, which he is editing, of Lord Lytton’s newly published volume, Fables in Song. [As usual, dots between square brackets indicate cuts made by Sir Sidney Colvin. … Continue reading

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We are now at Swanston Cottage, Lothianburn, Edinburgh

This and the following letters date after RLS’s return to Scotland, at Swanston Cottage. Swanston Cottage was built in 1761 by Edinburgh Council and raised to two stories in 1820. RLS’s parents leased it 1867 to 1880. RLS stays there … Continue reading

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I must just be content to live as I have begun, an ignorant, chic-y penny-a-liner

Written in Paris on his way home to Edinburgh. Some of the talk with Sidney Colvin at Mentone run on the scheme of a spectacle play on the story of the burning of the temple of Diana at Ephesus by … Continue reading

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