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“Will my doer collaborate thus much in my new novel?”

In Scotland the term “doer” is used for the law-agent or man of business of any person. RLS invited his friend and lawyer Charles Baxter (1848-1919) to allow himself (under the alias of Mr. Johnstone Thomson) and his office in … Continue reading

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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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