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1850-1899'[R. L. Stevenson] ... nominated ["The Egoist"], together with a couple of Scott's novels, a Dumas, Shakespeare, Monta...Robert Louis Stevenson George MeredithThe EgoistPrint: Book
1850-1899'[R. L. Stevenson] ... nominated ["The Egoist"], together with a couple of Scott's novels, a Dumas, Shakespeare, Monta...Robert Louis Stevenson Walter Scott[novels]Print: Book
1850-1899'[R. L. Stevenson] ... nominated ["The Egoist"], together with a couple of Scott's novels, a Dumas, Shakespeare, Monta...Robert Louis Stevenson Alexandre Dumas[novel]Print: Book
1850-1899'[R. L. Stevenson] ... nominated ["The Egoist"], together with a couple of Scott's novels, a Dumas, Shakespeare, Monta...Robert Louis Stevenson William Shakespeare[works]Print: Book
1850-1899'[R. L. Stevenson] ... nominated ["The Egoist"], together with a couple of Scott's novels, a Dumas, Shakespeare, Monta...Robert Louis Stevenson Michel de Montaigne[unknown]Print: Book
1850-1899'[R. L. Stevenson] ... nominated ["The Egoist"], together with a couple of Scott's novels, a Dumas, Shakespeare, Monta...Robert Louis Stevenson Moliere [pseud][unknown]Print: Book
1850-1899Robert Louis Stevenson to Henry James, November-early December 1887: "I must break out with the news that I can't bear...Robert Louis Stevenson Henry JamesPortrait of a LadyPrint: Unknown
1850-1899'Read "Pot-Bouille"; "Pot-Bouille" made me laugh, there is one good character'Robert Louis Stevenson Emile ZolaPot-BouillePrint: Book
1850-1899'I have just returned from reading a chapter of your book to my wife and her daughter. There was not a dry eye at the ...Robert Louis Stevenson William Forbes-MitchellReminiscences of the Great Mutiny 1857-9Print: Book
1850-1899One of them asked what he had been reading. 'Lynch, of course,' said Louis promptly, with a twinkling in his eye. 'L...Robert Louis Stevenson Lawrence L. LynchShadowed by Three: A Detective StoryPrint: Book
1850-1899One of them asked what he had been reading. 'Lynch, of course,' said Louis promptly, with a twinkling in his eye. 'L...Robert Louis Stevenson Dashing Kate, the Female DetectivePrint: Book
1850-1899Taking a book of Browning's poems from his pocket he showed Louis a verse which he said he could not understand...bend...Robert Louis Stevenson Robert BrowningPrint: Book
1850-1899Louis announced that he had written something he wanted us to hear. When we had taken our seats round the centre table...Robert Louis Stevenson Robert Louis StevensonFather Damien, an Open Letter to the Reverend Dr Hyde of HonoluluManuscript: Unknown
1850-1899After lunch was always a pleasant time at Vailima...that was the time Louis usually chose to read aloud something he h...Robert Louis Stevenson Robert Louis StevensonWeir of HermistonManuscript: Unknown
1850-1899After lunch was always a pleasant time at Vailima...that was the time Louis usually chose to read aloud something he h...Robert Louis Stevenson Robert Louis StevensonThe Witch Woman
1850-1899One day, as Louis was leaving the hotel, he stopped to send a message up to my mother by one of the 'Buttons', as they...Robert Louis Stevenson Robert Louis StevensonTreasure IslandPrint: Book
1850-1899On one occasion, he came to me, flourishing a paper wildly in the air...I thought he had suddenly inherited a fortune,...Robert Louis Stevenson Margaret OliphantReview of The Master of BallantraePrint: Serial / periodical
1850-1899'Noona seems to have a very interesting story in his bound up Cassell's Paper and I think we have one of them in our o...Robert Louis Stevenson unknownCassell's Illustrated Family PaperPrint: Serial / periodical
1850-1899'.. there is a picture in Punch and it is a man beating a great many drums ...'Robert Louis Stevenson PunchPrint: Serial / periodical
1850-1899'And I saw a Punch which I thought I would like so much....there was one queer picture in Mr Punch which I must tell y...Robert Louis Stevenson PunchPrint: Serial / periodical
1850-1899'I have got the book from Mrs Bell it is Martin Rattler.'Robert Louis Stevenson R M BallantyneMartin Rattler or a Boy's Adventures in the Forests of BrazilPrint: Book
1850-1899'I am getting on very well with Ovid.'Robert Louis Stevenson OvidunknownPrint: Book
1850-1899'Oh my vessel's on the say says the shan van voght And I do not know what to say says the shan van voght.'Robert Louis Stevenson Traditional BalladShan Van VoghtUnknown
1850-1899'Have you ever read Alroy by Disraeli?' [includes quotations from Alroy].Robert Louis Stevenson Benjamin DisraeilAlroy: a RomancePrint: Book
1850-1899'I have read Bragelonne'.Robert Louis Stevenson Alexandre DumasLe Vicomte de BragelonnePrint: Book
1850-1899'At present I am going for Macaulay's History and no novels at all.'Robert Louis Stevenson Thomas Babington MacaulayHistory of EnglandPrint: Book
1850-1899'There is a nice little bit of poetry about that in an old number of Good Words.' Robert Louis Stevenson Good WordsPrint: Serial / periodical
1850-1899.'.. poor old Jack Sheppard. I doubt not Ainsworth meant to be moral.'Robert Louis Stevenson Harrison AinsworthJack SheppardPrint: Book
1850-1899'Have you seen anything of the Broadway: I rather like it.'Robert Louis Stevenson BroadwayPrint: Serial / periodical
1850-1899'I spent most of yesterday in the Advocates' Library and got about half way through the catalogue.'Robert Louis Stevenson ?Robert ?Wodrow[MSS in the Advocates' Library]Manuscript: Unknown
1850-1899'Do you know Henry Kingsley. Read Mademoiselle Mathilde by him, now coming out in the Gentleman's Magazine ...'Robert Louis Stevenson Henry KingsleyMademoiselle MathildePrint: Serial / periodical
1850-1899'I suppose Poems and Ballads will stand in the way of a Laureateship.'Robert Louis Stevenson Algernon Charles SwinburnePoems and Ballads [first series]Print: Book
1850-1899'... such cursed nonsense as the last thing in Good Words. Oh! Alfred Tennyson! Alfred Tennyson, oh!'Robert Louis Stevenson Alfred, Lord Tennyson'1865-1866'Print: Serial / periodical
1850-1899'By the way what awful trash Tennyson's serial poetry is just now. To think of the man who wrote the 'Lotus Eaters' 'S...Robert Louis Stevenson Alfred TennysonThe Lotus Eaters/St Simeon StylitesPrint: Book
1850-1899'I send you three translations of a bit of Horace, in order to hear what you think of the last measure.'Robert Louis Stevenson HoraceBook II Ode IIIPrint: Book
1850-1899'All the reading up is Macaulay, p.530 to 535 and then p. 616 to 630'. [The context of the reference suggests the text...Robert Louis Stevenson Thomas Babington MacaulayThe History of EnglandPrint: Book
1850-1899"Can you find and send to me the last lines of Longfellow's Golden legend, beginning 'It is Lucifer, son of the air,' ...Robert Louis Stevenson Henry Wadsworth LongfellowThe Golden LegendPrint: Book
1850-1899'Hegel must either be frightfully clever, or a most egregious ass: I incline to the latter position.'Robert Louis Stevenson Georg Wilhelm Friedrich HegelunknownUnknown
1850-1899'It contains more detailed accounts than anything I ever saw, except Wodrow ...'Robert Louis Stevenson Robert WodrowThe History of the Suffrings of the Church of Scotland from the Restoration to the RevolutionPrint: Book
1850-1899'I have been reading a good deal of Herbert ... "Carve or discourse; do not famine fear, Who carves is kind to two, ...Robert Louis Stevenson George HerbertThe Temple: The Church Porch xxiiPrint: Book
1850-1899The Moonstone is frightfully interesting; isn't the detective prime?Robert Louis Stevenson Wilkie CollinsThe MoonstonePrint: Serial / periodical
1850-1899"Do you think Job's birthday was the 29th of February 'As for that night let darkness seize upon it; let it not be joi...Robert Louis Stevenson BiblePrint: Book
1850-1899'I am better now; but it leaves me in a state of intellectual prostration, fit for nothing but smoking, and reading Ch...Robert Louis Stevenson Charles BaudelaireunknownPrint: Book
1850-1899'Therefore, good-bye, I am going to take my beer and sardines; after which to bed and a chapter or two of Fielding.'Robert Louis Stevenson Henry FieldingunknownPrint: Book
1850-1899'He and I have read the same books, and discuss Chaucer, Shakespeare, Marlowe, Fletcher, Webster, and all the old auth...Robert Louis Stevenson Geoffrey ChaucerunknownUnknown
1850-1899'He and I have read the same books, and discuss Chaucer, Shakespeare, Marlowe, Fletcher, Webster, and all the old auth...Robert Louis Stevenson William ShakespeareunknownPrint: Book
1850-1899'He and I have read the same books, and discuss Chaucer, Shakespeare, Marlowe, Fletcher, Webster, and all the old auth...Robert Louis Stevenson Christopher MarloweunknownPrint: Book
1850-1899'He and I have read the same books, and discuss Chaucer, Shakespeare, Marlowe, Fletcher, Webster, and all the old auth...Robert Louis Stevenson FletcherunknownPrint: Book
1850-1899'He and I have read the same books, and discuss Chaucer, Shakespeare, Marlowe, Fletcher, Webster, and all the old auth...Robert Louis Stevenson WebsterunknownPrint: Book
1850-1899'I am reading Clarendon's Hist. Rebell. at present with which I am more pleased than I expected, which is saying a goo...Robert Louis Stevenson Edward Hyde (1st Earl of Clarendon)The True Historical Narrative of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in EnglandPrint: Book
1850-1899'I have possessed myself of Mrs Hutchinson, which, of course, I admire, etc'.Robert Louis Stevenson Lucy HutchinsonMemoirs of the Life of Colonel HutchinsonPrint: Book
1850-1899'It is necessary to explain, O Argive youth, that I have been reading the translations of Bohn, cunningly written with...Robert Louis Stevenson Henry George BohnunknownPrint: Book
1850-1899'... et lisais les Contes Drolatiqe de nostre feu Maistre de Balzac ...' [and I was reading the amusing stories of our...Robert Louis Stevenson Honore de BalzacContes DrolatiquesPrint: Book
1850-1899'Today, I got rather a curiosity - Lieder und Balladen von Robert Burns, translated by one Silbergleit, and not so ill...Robert Louis Stevenson L G SilbergleitRobert Burns' Lieder und Balladen [etc]Print: Book
1850-1899?I have just been reading "Maud". Do not fear, dear; it has not been unpleasant to me; I see and know and accept all t...Robert Louis Stevenson Alfred, Lord TennysonMaud; A MonodramaPrint: Book
1850-1899'I have been reading Roman Law...'Robert Louis Stevenson unknown[Roman law]Unknown
1850-1899'I have been reading...Calvin.' Robert Louis Stevenson John CalvinunknownUnknown
1850-1899'...I have been continuing to work at Roman Law...'Robert Louis Stevenson unknown[Roman law]Unknown
1850-1899'...I have been continuing to work at ... John Knox...'Robert Louis Stevenson John KnoxunknownUnknown
1850-1899'Struggling away at "Fables in Song" .'Robert Louis Stevenson Edward Robert Bulwer-LyttonFables in SongUnknown
1850-1899'Yesterday I received a letter that gave me much pleasure from a poor fellow student of mine who has been all winter v...Robert Louis Stevenson a fellow student of Robert Louis StevensonletterManuscript: Letter
1850-1899'All right, I'll see what I can do. Before I could answer, I had to see the book; and my good father, after trying at ...Robert Louis Stevenson Edward Robert Bulwer-LyttonFables in SongPrint: BookManuscript: Letter
1850-1899'All right, I'll see what I can do....Does the "sans extract" mean that I [italics] simply God-damn-mustn't [end itali...Robert Louis Stevenson Sidney ColvinunknownPrint: BookManuscript: Letter
1850-1899'Jenkin wrote to say he would second me in such a nice little notelet. I shall go in for it (the Savile I mean) whethe...Robert Louis Stevenson Henry Charles Fleeming JenkinletterManuscript: Letter
1850-1899'Mme Garschine's was rather sad and gave me the blues a bit'.Robert Louis Stevenson Sophie GarschineletterManuscript: Letter
1850-1899?Friday. I have got on rather better with the ?Fables?; perhaps it won?t be a failure, though I still fear...Saturday....Robert Louis Stevenson Edward Robert Bulwer-LyttonFables in SongPrint: Book
1850-1899'I have received such a nice long letter (four sides) from Leslie Stephen today; about my ?V. Hugo?. It is accepted.?Robert Louis Stevenson Leslie StephenletterManuscript: Letter
1850-1899?I send you L. Stephen?s letter, which is certainly very kind and jolly to get. Please show it, if you get a chance, t...Robert Louis Stevenson Leslie StephenletterManuscript: Letter
1850-1899?You can tell Lang this. I heard from him, and will answer soon.?Robert Louis Stevenson Andrew LangletterManuscript: Letter
1850-1899?Your letter came this morning. I own I am troubled about its contents: I fear for your health, dear friend, in such a...Robert Louis Stevenson Frances SitwellletterManuscript: Letter
1850-1899?I am doing principally my Roman Law just now. It is really to me a great pleasure; and it keeps me out of the way of ...Robert Louis Stevenson unknownRoman LawPrint: Book
1850-1899?Morley has accepted the "Fables" and I have seen it in proof and think less of it than ever.? Robert Louis Stevenson Robert Louis Stevenson"On Lord Lytton's Fables in Song"Manuscript: Sheet, Proof of the article
1850-1899'I am reading Herbert Spencer just now very hard.'Robert Louis Stevenson Herbert SpencerunknownPrint: Book
1850-1899'Have you yet seen Middlemarch? You would not be quite so unsophisticated a visitor to Rome as Miss Brooke.'Robert Louis Stevenson George EliotMiddlemarchPrint: Serial / periodical
1850-1899'I have had all things considered and thanks principally to Philip, a very passable Christmas day [...] then went upst...Robert Louis Stevenson William Makepeace ThackerayThe Adventures of PhilipPrint: Serial / periodical
1850-1899'Then there is Mr Brand's lantern and his Highland cloak; and the tale of how he, John Brand, right royally attired in...Robert Louis Stevenson Henry ErskineThe Garb of Old GaulPrint: Unknown
1850-1899'You may be interested to hear that the Miss Jaffrays are reading: having only eyes and not a 'pair of patent double m...Robert Louis Stevenson Charles DickensPickwick Papers Chapter 34Print: Book
1850-1899'Part III is 'the reconciliation', in Spencer's phrase, - a mean term between I and II, a minimistic retrospect on both.'Robert Louis Stevenson Herbert SpencerA System of Synthetic PhilosophyPrint: Book
1850-1899?I got a quiet seat behind a yew hedge and went away into a meditation. It [i.e. the windswept scene in the garden at ...Robert Louis Stevenson Frances SitwellletterManuscript: Letter, Passage refers to various letters from Frances Sitwell to RLS, dates and subjects unspecified here. Letters received by RLS before 4 June 1874 [date ascribed by the editors to the cited passage].
1850-1899?Yesterday, by the bye, I received the proof of "Victor Hugo"; it is not nicely written, but the stuff is capital, I t...Robert Louis Stevenson Robert Louis StevensonVictor Hugo's RomancesPrint: Proof copy of RLS?s essay on ?Victor Hugo?s Romances?
1850-1899?I was out, behind the yew hedge, reading the "Comtesse de Rudolstadt" when I found my eyes grow weary and looked up f...Robert Louis Stevenson George SandComtesse de Rudolstadt
1850-1899?By the way, dear, I must send you "Consuelo"; you said you had quite forgotten it, if I remember aright. And surely a...Robert Louis Stevenson George SandConsueloPrint: Book
1850-1899'I bought Darwin's last book in despair, for I knew I could generally read Darwin, but it was a failure.'Robert Louis Stevenson Charles DarwinThe Expression of the Emotions in Man and AnimalsPrint: Book
1850-1899'"Victor Hugo" has come; I like all your alterations vastly, except one which I don?t like, tho? I own something was n...Robert Louis Stevenson Robert Louis Stevenson"Victor Hugo's Romances"Print: Proof copy of RLS?s essay on ?Victor Hugo?s Romances?
1850-1899?Goodbye. I am at "Knox and the Women", which seems good stuff when I come to put it down; but the arrangement cost me...Robert Louis Stevenson Robert Louis Stevenson[material on John Knox]Print: Book, Presumably numerous works by, and of general and specific reference to, Knox
1850-1899'There is rather a nice article of Colvin?s in this "Macmillan".'Robert Louis Stevenson Sidney ColvinThe Shadow of Death
1850-1899'I can?t be more satisfactory [= about his travel plans]. I think I must be a relative of a man who advertises near he...Robert Louis Stevenson D.V. ThomasadvertisementUnknown
1850-1899'?I am reading Ruskin?s "Stones of Venice"with great pleasure. He can [italics] write [end italics] a few, can?t he?'Robert Louis Stevenson John RuskinStones of VenicePrint: Book
1850-1899'I [...] was singing after my own fashion "Du hast diamentem und Perlen"[...]'Robert Louis Stevenson Heinrich HeineDu hast Diamenten und PerlenPrint: song
1850-1899'Try two of Schubert?s songs ?Ich ungl?cksel?ger Atlas? and ?Du sch?nes Fischerm?dchen?. They are very jolly.Robert Louis Stevenson Heinrich Heine[poems]Unknown
1850-1899'I have read aloud my death-cycles from Walt Whitman this evening. I was very much affected myself, never so much befo...Robert Louis Stevenson Walt Whitmanprobably Leaves of GrassPrint: Book
1850-1899I don?t know whether I imagined it, but I thought there seemed something wrong between us this afternoon.[?] Perhaps, ...Robert Louis Stevenson Bob StevensonletterManuscript: Letter
1850-1899'... I find I have nothing to say that has not been already perfectly said and perfectly sung in Adelaide.'Robert Louis Stevenson Friedrich von MatthisonAdelaidePrint: Unknown
1850-1899'In a shop in Buchanan Street, there was exposed a little gold wristlet with 'Phil. 1.3' upon it; look it up in the Ne...Robert Louis Stevenson Paul Epistle to the Philippians, I.3Print: wristlet
1850-1899'One gravestone was erected by Scott .. to the poor woman who served him as a heroine in the Heart of Mid-Lothian, and...Robert Louis Stevenson Walter ScottThe Heart of MidlothianPrint: gravestone
1850-1899'Try, by way of change, Byron?s "Mazeppa", you will be astonished. It is grand and no mistake, and one sees through it...Robert Louis Stevenson George Gordon Lord ByronMazeppaPrint: Book
1850-1899'Many thanks. I have received the 15 quid, and the "Portfolio" proof.'Robert Louis Stevenson Robert Louis StevensonNotes on the Movements of Young Children.Print: Proof copy of RLS?s essay
1850-1899'I have written a review of Lauder?s "Scottish Rivers" for the "Academy" which I think you will like; I should not hav...Robert Louis Stevenson Thomas Dick LauderScottish RiversPrint: Book
1850-1899'You may remember that I used to desire to outlive you: I have changed my cue: I should be left to speak in the words ...Robert Louis Stevenson Emery Tylney(in) Foxe's Book of MartyrsPrint: Book
1850-1899'?Miss Griffin? is capital stuff; not the least dull, a little ragged and loquacious, of course. Go on. Give me more t...Robert Louis Stevenson Katharine de MattosunknownManuscript: UnknownUnknown
1850-1899'Today we saw the cathedral at Chester; and, far more delightful, saw and heard a certain inimitable verger who took u...Robert Louis Stevenson Walter ScottunknownPrint: Book
1850-1899'[?] I am seen about the garden with large and aged quartos [?]'Robert Louis Stevenson unknownunknownPrint: Book
1850-1899I' wonder if you ever read Dickens?s [italics] Christmas Books [end italics] ? I don?t know that I would recommend you...Robert Louis Stevenson Charles DickensChristmas Stories (2, unnamed)Print: Book
1850-1899'I have the "PTFL" proof; and it is very fourth rate, I am afraid; not quite [italics] dead [end italics] you know, bu...Robert Louis Stevenson Robert Louis Stevenson"On the Enjoyment of Unpleasant Places"Print: Proof copy of RLS?s essay.
1850-1899'I found the proof of ?John Knox? waiting me here, and have despatched it.'Robert Louis Stevenson Robert Louis Stevenson?John Knox and his Relations with Women??Print: Proof copy.
1850-1899'My dear Katharine, I have gone over your paper at last (I would have done it sooner, had I found the time) [?].'Robert Louis Stevenson Katharine de MattosIncluded "Miss Griffin"?Manuscript: Sheet, RLS calls it "your paper".
1850-1899'Then your simile about the spider and the King?s palace is very grim and good; like a sort of Quarles emblem; and tha...Robert Louis Stevenson Francis QuarlesEmblemsPrint: Book
1850-1899'Then your simile about the spider and the King?s palace is very grim and good; like a sort of Quarles emblem; and tha...Robert Louis Stevenson Katharine de MattosunknownManuscript: Unknown
1850-1899'I can say this much that your paper has impressed me very much, and I shall never get the village out of my head; I k...Robert Louis Stevenson John BunyanThe Pilgrim?s Progress from this world to that which is to come, delivered under the similitude of a dreamPrint: Book
1850-1899'And yet I am going to send you a book that was written altogether in the spirit of that place. I send it however, bec...Robert Louis Stevenson Charles BaudelairePetits poemes en prosePrint: Book
1850-1899'Is it the third or the fifth book of Virgil you so much liked; I have taken to reading the third.'Robert Louis Stevenson VirgilThe Aeneid, Books III and probably VPrint: Book
1850-1899'I tried to read Tennyson?s Ode on the Dook of Wellington (which is the finest lyrical poem in the language in case yo...Robert Louis Stevenson Alfred, Lord TennysonOde on the Death of the Duke of Wellington.Print: Unknown
1850-1899'I somehow could not think the gulph so impassable and read him some notes on the Duke of Argyll.'Robert Louis Stevenson George Campbell, 8th Duke of ArgyllThe Reign of LawPrint: Book
1850-1899[Transcription] 'Das Herz ist mir bedruckt und sehnlich Gedenke ich der alten Zeit; Die Welt war damals noch so w...Robert Louis Stevenson Heinrich HeineDie Heimkehr. XXXIX Buch der LiederPrint: Book
1850-1899'I have been out reading Hallam in the garden ...'Robert Louis Stevenson Henry HallamConstitutional History of England [?]Print: Book
1850-1899'I have read Morley's second article on Education today'Robert Louis Stevenson John MorleyThe Struggle for National EducationPrint: Serial / periodical
1850-1899'Last night, after reading Walt Whitman a long while for my attempt to write about him, I got the tete-montee, rushed ...Robert Louis Stevenson Walt WhitmanLeaves of GrassPrint: Book
1850-1899'I have meditated also a large work, on the Plan of ... Campbell's Chancellors ...'Robert Louis Stevenson John Lord CampbellLives of the Lord Chancellors etcPrint: Book
1850-1899'I find I have no time for reading except times of fatigue when I wish merely to refresh myself. O − and I read ...Robert Louis Stevenson Gustave Flaubert La Tentation de Saint Antoine.Print: Book
1850-1899'... but I suppressed it at once and kept on at Wodrow's Analecta (a Covenanting book) and made my notes as best I cou...Robert Louis Stevenson Robert WodrowAnalectaPrint: Book
1850-1899'The authorship of these beautiful verses has been most truculently fought about; but whoever wrote them (and it seems...Robert Louis Stevenson Michael BruceOde to the CuckooPrint: Book
1850-1899'I am alone in the house, and so I allowed myself, at dinner, the first light reading I have indulged in since my retu...Robert Louis Stevenson Michel Eyquem de MontaigneLes EssaisPrint: Book
1850-1899'As Montaigne says, talking of something quite different:"Pour se laisser tomber a plomb, et de si haut, il faut que s...Robert Louis Stevenson Michel Eyquem de MontaigneLes Essais, Livre III, Ch XII, De la physionomiePrint: Book
1850-1899'I have had a day of open air; only a little modified by Le Capitaine Fracasse before the dining room fire.'Robert Louis Stevenson Theophile GautierLe Capitaine FracassePrint: Book
1850-1899'It has the same talent as Emaux et Camees and no other.'Robert Louis Stevenson Theophile GautierEmaux et CameesPrint: Book
1850-1899'I had almost as soon have it in the Portfolio, as the Saturday; the P. is so nicely printed and I am gourmet in type.'Robert Louis Stevenson Philip Gilbert Hamerton (editor)The Portfolio: An Artistic PeriodicalPrint: Serial / periodical
1850-1899'Today I have been to church which has not improved my temper I must own. The clergyman did his best to make me hate h...Robert Louis Stevenson Bible, O.T., Judges, Chapter 5.Print: Book, Bible or possibly prayerbook
1850-1899'MacMahon's address is pasted up everywhere and political pictures fill the windows.'Robert Louis Stevenson Patrice de MacMahonunknownPrint: Poster
1850-1899'I have bought Sainte-Beuve's Chateaubriand and am immensely delighted with the critic.'Robert Louis Stevenson Charles Augustin Sainte-BeuveChateaubriand et son groupe litteraire sous l'EmpirePrint: Book
1850-1899'Dowson has lent me Clough, which I like a good deal ..'Robert Louis Stevenson Arthur Hugh CloughunknownPrint: Book
1850-1899'I am reading Miss Edgeworth's Popular Tales for the Young with thorough gusto.'Robert Louis Stevenson Maria EdgeworthMoral Tales for Young PeoplePrint: Book
1850-1899'Andrews seems very pleasant and we had a fierce forenoon of it over meteorology. He has Bookan (as he calls him)...'Robert Louis Stevenson Alexander BuchanHandy Book of Meteorology [?]Print: Book
1850-1899'I must tell you about my way of life, which is regular to a degree. Breakfast 8.30; during breakfast and my smoke aft...Robert Louis Stevenson unknownworks on the ReformationPrint: Book, Unknown
1850-1899'Thanks for the newspapers and for having marked them. Baildon has rather got it; I cannot but feel sympathy with the ...Robert Louis Stevenson The Scotsman/Edinburgh CourantPrint: Newspaper
1850-1899'I was much surprised at [what] Charteris said of John Stuart Mill. "Seemed to have been kind and benevolent" is used ...Robert Louis Stevenson Edinburgh CourantPrint: Newspaper
1850-1899[After a break in the letter:] 'There I had the wisdom to stop and look over Japanese picture books until lunch time.' Robert Louis Stevenson unknown[Japanese picture books]Print: BookManuscript: Letter
1850-1899'I have gone in for a course of George Sand with immense delight and good results to health, sprits and poor bemuddled...Robert Louis Stevenson George SandunknownPrint: Book
1850-1899'Read, please read, Francois le Champi by George Sand; it is like a dream of goodness and virtue and gentle heroism.'Robert Louis Stevenson George SandFrancois le ChampiPrint: Book
1850-1899'I have the whole of her novels before me. Even La Petite Fadette, for as long as it was in the house, I had not read.'Robert Louis Stevenson George SandLa Petite FadettePrint: Book
1850-1899'Disraeli's, Tulloch's and Greyfriars' addresses were all three excellent; Disraeli's brilliant.'Robert Louis Stevenson newspapersPrint: Newspaper
1850-1899'Piano again disentangled; and some hope, not for it only, but for the tale. I have read it to my mother, who thought ...Robert Louis Stevenson Robert Louis Stevensonunknown "Tale"Manuscript: Unknown, Seems to refer to one of a set of stories that RLS had at various stages of planning and completion, see Letter 329.
1850-1899'[?] I could not [?] pay the postage for the book. [?] The book, you will receive shortly. Do not run away with the i...Robert Louis Stevenson Charles BaudelairePetits Poemes en ProsePrint: Book
1850-1899'[?] it was that paper of yours that made me think of the book[Baudelaire's "Petits Poemes en Prose"]' (see RED ID18015)Robert Louis Stevenson Katharine de MattosunknownManuscript: Sheet, Referred to here by RLS as "that paper of yours".
1850-1899'I have found what should interest you dear. A paper in which I had sketched out my life, before I knew you. Here is t...Robert Louis Stevenson Robert Louis StevensonDesiderataManuscript: Sheet
1850-1899'Is not this verse pretty? Thou wast that all [sic] to me, love, For which my soul did pine -- A green isle i...Robert Louis Stevenson Edgar Allan PoeTo One in Paradise (1834)Print: Book
1850-1899'I have made myself so ill with a story of Poe?s − ?King Pest?, by name. I did not sleep last night and I have s...Robert Louis Stevenson Edgar Allan PoeKing Pest: A Tale Containing An Allegory.Print: Book
1850-1899 'As soon as I have done, I shall begin my ?Pastoral Drama? business; I have so many nice things to say about "Midsumm...Robert Louis Stevenson William ShakespeareA Midsummer Night's Dream.Print: Book
1850-1899'Colvin?s article on B.C. was so much better than I had expected; he had the courage (which I lacked) to find fault; i...Robert Louis Stevenson Sidney ColvinReview of Basil Champneys' book A Quiet Corner of England.Unknown
1850-1899'[?] though I can do no original work, I get forward making notes for my ?Knox? at a good trot.'Robert Louis Stevenson unknownVarious unspecified books concerning John Knox.Print: Book
1850-1899'No skating scene in "Wilhelm Meister" whatsandever that [italics]I[end italics] can find, or hear of.'Robert Louis Stevenson Johann Wolfgang von GoetheWilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre and/or WanderjahrePrint: Book
1850-1899'This is E. A. Poe: Because I feel that, in the Heavens above, The angels, whispering to one another, Can find...Robert Louis Stevenson Edgar Allan PoeTo my Mother.Print: Book
1850-1899'Then again, I have nice books to read. The new French poets. Prudhomme is adorable − I shall have a lot of Sull...Robert Louis Stevenson Rene-Francois-Armand Sully-Prudhommeunknown poetryPrint: Book
1850-1899'Do you know Soulary and Sully-Prudhomme? Such birds, both of them: Soulary a really consummate artist, More akin to R...Robert Louis Stevenson SoularyunknownPrint: Unknown
1850-1899'Well, I was at the annual dinner of my old Academy schoolfellows last night. We sat down ten, out of seventy-two.[?] ...Robert Louis Stevenson Robert Louis Stevenson[unknown verses]Manuscript: Unknown, Probably sheets of paper or pages from a notebook.
1850-1899'Have you read Mademoiselle Merquem? I have just finished it ..'Robert Louis Stevenson George SandMademoiselle MerquemPrint: Book
1850-1899'It [a child relative?s speculations about the nature of fairies] was a good deal in the vein of Herbert Spencer?s des...Robert Louis Stevenson Herbert SpenserPrinciples of BiologyPrint: Book
1850-1899'I am reading "The Village on the Cliff", and cannot tell you how beautiful I think it. I am inclined to give up liter...Robert Louis Stevenson Anne Isabella ThackerayThe Village on the Cliff. A Novel.Print: Book
1850-1899'I have been working all the morning at my second ?John Knox? proof, and got it pretty right, I fancy.'Robert Louis Stevenson Robert Louis StevensonJohn Knox and the Controversy about Female RulePrint: Serial / periodical, Proof copy of RLS's essay.
1850-1899'I have also got ?An Autumn Effect? in proof: I shall send it to you to read, I think.'Robert Louis Stevenson Robert Louis StevensonAn Autumn Effect.Print: Serial / periodical, Proof copy of RLS's essay.
1850-1899'I say Colvin, your Titian is no end, and has pleased my mother as much as me: no end, also, is your description of th...Robert Louis Stevenson Sidney Colvin[Notices on Titian and Daniel Maclise]Print: Serial / periodical
1850-1899'And now I have taken up an old story, begun years ago; and I have now rewritten all I had written of it then and mean...Robert Louis Stevenson Robert Louis StevensonA Country DanceManuscript: Earlier draft of one of his stories.
1850-1899'My poet writes good stuff; it is slack still and unequal, but I think some of it capital.'Robert Louis Stevenson William Ernest HenleyunknownUnknown
1850-1899'I have a poet in stock here, a poor ass in the infirmary with one leg off and the other more than shaky − scrof...Robert Louis Stevenson William Ernest Henley[poems]Unknown
1850-1899'There is only one very good thing in the world: the acting of Sarah Bernhardt. I beg your pardon, there is another: P...Robert Louis Stevenson Pierre VeronLe Pantheon de PochePrint: Book
1850-1899'I have been reading John Racine: it is very standard − damnd[sic] standard, I beg your pardon.[…] I like John...Robert Louis Stevenson Jean RacineunknownPrint: Book
1850-1899'I am reading Michelet's French Revolution.'Robert Louis Stevenson Jules MicheletFrench RevolutionPrint: Book
1850-1899'... some verses which I wrote turn out, on inspection, to be not quite equal to "Kubla Khan".'Robert Louis Stevenson Samuel Taylor ColeridgeKubla KhanPrint: Book
1850-1899'However I forgave him, and read him that bit of Walt Whitman about the widowed bird, which I thank God affected him q...Robert Louis Stevenson Walt WhitmanOut of the Cradle Endlessly RockingPrint: Book
1850-1899'I am to act Orsino (the Duke) in "Twelfth Night" at the Jenkins’. I could not resist that; it is such a delightful ...Robert Louis Stevenson William ShakespeareTwelfth Night, Or What You Will.Print: Book
1850-1899Look here, you had better get hold of G.C. Lichtenberg’s "Ausführliche Erklärung der Hogarthischen Kupferstiche": ...Robert Louis Stevenson Georg Christoph Lichtenberg Ausführliche Erklärung der Hogarthischen KupferstichePrint: Book
1850-1899'I am reading Michelet's French Revolution with much interest.'Robert Louis Stevenson Jules MicheletFrench Revolution/Histoire de la Revolution francaisePrint: Book
1850-1899'I am nearly done with McCrie's Knox.'Robert Louis Stevenson Thomas McCrieLife of John KnoxPrint: Book
1850-1899'Colvin has brought home Woodstock from Nice and we have started reading it aloud, which is a huge institution.'Robert Louis Stevenson Walter ScottWoodstockPrint: Book
1850-1899'I should like, by the way, to hear more about my father's lecture; was it much on the same rails as the Good Words ar...Robert Louis Stevenson Thomas Stevenson'British Storms' in Good WordsPrint: Serial / periodical
1850-1899'... and then nearly fell asleep over the Fortnightly. Morley is very jolly; so is Marat.'Robert Louis Stevenson Fortnightly ReviewPrint: Serial / periodical
1850-1899'Imagine my delight to find a footnote in Capefigs thus conceived ... Immediately after, Capefigues talks of la grande...Robert Louis Stevenson Jean Baptise Honore Raymond CapefigueHistoire de la Reforme, de la Ligue, et du Regne de Henri IVPrint: Book
1850-1899'I cannot tell how I feel, who can ever? I feel like a person in a novel of George Sand’s; I feel a desire to go out...Robert Louis Stevenson George SandunknownPrint: Book
1850-1899'My dear Henley, Sketches III line 11. More laughter comes from them than moan. IV As a whole. VII Both quatrain...Robert Louis Stevenson William Ernest HenleyHospital Outlines: Sketches and PortraitsPrint: Probably proof.
1850-1899'I am all right. I am reading law, and writing beautiful poems in prose. […]Do write, son of perdition, do write. I ...Robert Louis Stevenson unknownlaw booksPrint: Book, Textbooks on Scottish Law, including Civil Law.
1850-1899[On blank recto flyleaf at the beginning of the volume:] 'My Dear Brown,/ Here it is, with the mark of a San Francisco...Robert Louis Stevenson William PennFruits of SolitudePrint: Book
1850-1899'I have finished Nanon...'Robert Louis Stevenson George SandNanonPrint: Book
1850-1899'My father has been quite sewed up for some days back, by Clifford’s article: (a fine article it was too);[…].'Robert Louis Stevenson William Kingdom CliffordThe Unseen Universe or Physical Speculations on a Future StatePrint: Serial / periodical, Review article. Probably read in print after publication, but possibly in another earlier form since RLS was acquainted with its author.
1850-1899'I read J. H. A. Macdonald's speech with interest.'Robert Louis Stevenson John Hay Athole Macdonaldelection speechUnknown
1850-1899'I have been reading a paper of my father's in Nature.'Robert Louis Stevenson Thomas Stevensonletter (in "Nature")Print: Serial / periodical
1850-1899'The gay and free S.C. has at last written to me; but has not pleased me: does he think I can do anything with my “S...Robert Louis Stevenson Sidney ColvinLetterManuscript: Letter
1850-1899'I met a rum old army doctor, called Lewins, who sent me a paper of his, full of matter that would not be very gratify...Robert Louis Stevenson Robert LewinsunknownPrint: Unknown
1850-1899[Signature] R.L.H. Stevenson 'You don’t know what H. means, ha? I have been reading Nym; and that’s the humour of...Robert Louis Stevenson William ShakespeareHenry VPrint: Book
1850-1899'I am still ... doing a pleasanter spell of work over the Waverley novels.'Robert Louis Stevenson Walter ScottWaverley novelsPrint: Book
1850-1899'I have read one after another ... The Fortunes of Nigel.'Robert Louis Stevenson Walter ScottThe Fortunes fo NigelPrint: Book
1850-1899'Waverley is so poor and dull.'Robert Louis Stevenson Walter ScottWaverleyPrint: Book
1850-1899#Last night I set to work and Bob wrote to my dictation three or four pages of "V. Hugo's Romances" ...'Robert Louis Stevenson Victor Hugovarious romancesPrint: Book
1850-1899'I have been reading such lots of law, and it seems to take away the power of writing from me. From morning to night, ...Robert Louis Stevenson unknown[law books]Print: Book, Law books in the plural.
1850-1899'I say, how nice S.C.’s ‘Walker’ is.'Robert Louis Stevenson Sidney ColvinFrederick Walker. In Memoriam.Print: Given the date of the letter, RLS may have read the article in proof.
1850-1899'[…] I’ve been to church and am not depressed − a great step. I was at that beautiful church my P.P.P.[Petit...Robert Louis Stevenson Anon [Apprently the father of the dead child] [memorial on grave]Manuscript: Inscription carved on school slate.
1850-1899'Will you allow me to recommend you the accompanying sonnets? They are by Mr Henley, who wrote the “Hospital Outline...Robert Louis Stevenson William Ernest HenleyNotes on the FirthManuscript: Sheet, Unknown
1850-1899'Will you allow me to recommend you the accompanying sonnets? They are by Mr Henley, who wrote the “Hospital Outline...Robert Louis Stevenson William Ernest HenleyHospital Outlines: Sketches and Portraits.Manuscript: Unknown, Probably a proof copy.
1850-1899'My dear Colvin, Thanks for your pencilations. One thing only, remains; how am I to call the followers of Orso and Man...Robert Louis Stevenson Sidney ColvinannotationsManuscript: Letter, annotations
1850-1899'I say your pavement is d−d jolly.'Robert Louis Stevenson Sidney ColvinThe History of a PavementPrint: Serial / periodical
1850-1899'Herewith you receive the rest of Henley’s hospital work. He was much pleased by what you said of him, and asked me ...Robert Louis Stevenson William Ernest Henley[second series of] Hospital Poems Manuscript: Unknown
1850-1899'My discouragement is from many causes: among others the re-reading of my Italian story. Forgive me, Colvin, but I can...Robert Louis Stevenson Robert Louis StevensonWhen the Devil Was Well. Manuscript: Unknown
1850-1899I am very busy with Beranger for the "Britannica".Robert Louis Stevenson Pierre-Jean BerangerunknownPrint: Unknown
1850-1899'O when we woke in London docks, the first steamer I saw go past was the "Charles", and the next the "Cygnet": I was a...Robert Louis Stevenson Manuscript: Letter, Painted (or stencilled?) on ships' sides.
1850-1899'I have just made my will and am reading Aimard's novels.'Robert Louis Stevenson Gustave Aimardunidentified novelsPrint: Book
1850-1899'I find here (of all places in the world) your Essays on Art, which I have read with signal interest.'Robert Louis Stevenson Philip Gilbert Hamerton Art Essays Print: Book
1850-1899'My dear Weg, I received your book last night ... You know what a wooden hearted curmudgeon I am about contemporary ve...Robert Louis Stevenson Edmund GosseNew PoemsPrint: Book
1850-1899'Bancroft's History of the United States, even in a centenary edition, is essentially heavy fare ...'Robert Louis Stevenson George BancroftHistory of the United States of America from the Discovery of the American ContinentPrint: Book
1850-1899'From time to time, Lang writes charming articles in the "Daily News": witness one, a week or so past, on Montaigne: i...Robert Louis Stevenson Andrew Lang[article on Montaigne]Print: Newspaper
1850-1899'The best trumpet that I can suggest is to read Thomas Carlyle’s Essay on Burns. Sick as I am of reading anything in...Robert Louis Stevenson Thomas CarlyleEssay on Burns Print: Book
1850-1899'By the way, I have tried to read the Spectator, which they all say I imitate, and - it's very wrong of me I know - bu...Robert Louis Stevenson The SpectatorPrint: Serial / periodical
1850-1899[I have seen] 'Your "Art and Criticism", likewise there'. Robert Louis Stevenson Sidney Colvin'Art and Criticism' in Appleton's JournalPrint: Serial / periodical
1850-1899'When last observed, he was studying with apparent zest the exploits of one Rocambole by the late Viscount Ponson of T...Robert Louis Stevenson Pierre Alexis Ponson du TerrailLes Exploits de RocambolePrint: Book
1850-1899'I have read M. Auguste.'Robert Louis Stevenson Joseph MeryMonsieur AugustePrint: Book
1850-1899'I have read M. Auguste and the Crime Inconnu, being now abonne to a library.'Robert Louis Stevenson Joseph MeryUn crime inconnuPrint: Book
1850-1899'The Damned Ones of the Hindies now occupy my attention.'Robert Louis Stevenson Joseph MeryLes Damnes de JavaPrint: Book
1850-1899'I have fallen in love with the Charles of Orleans period and cannot get enough of it. I see six essays at least, on s...Robert Louis Stevenson Various[Texts by or about 15th-century French literary and historical figures]Print: Probably books and articles.
1850-1899'The Brittany game is simply “on it”. There are no two ways of that. [ Note 1] Look here, my young and lovel...Robert Louis Stevenson Sidney ColvinAt the Land's End of France.Print: Serial / periodicalManuscript: Letter
1850-1899'No − my “Burns” is not done yet, it has led me so far afield that I cannot finish it ; every time I think I...Robert Louis Stevenson Robert BurnsunknownPrint: Book, Unknown
1850-1899'No − my “Burns” is not done yet, it has led me so far afield that I cannot finish it ; every time I think I...Robert Louis Stevenson Allan RamsayThe Gentle Shepherd Print: Book, Unknown
1850-1899'No − my “Burns” is not done yet, it has led me so far afield that I cannot finish it ; every time I think I...Robert Louis Stevenson Robert FergussonPoemsPrint: Book
1850-1899'I idle finely. I read Boswell’s "Life of Johnson"[…]' Robert Louis Stevenson James BoswellLife of Samuel Johnson.Print: Book
1850-1899'I read […] Martin’s "History of France"[…]'Robert Louis Stevenson Henri MartinHistory of FrancePrint: Book
1850-1899'I read […] Allan Ramsay […]'Robert Louis Stevenson Allan Ramsayunknown Print: Book
1850-1899'I read […] Olivier Basselin […] "On dit qu’il nuit aux yeux; mais seront-ils les maistres? Le vin est gu...Robert Louis Stevenson Olivier BasselinA Son NezPrint: Unknown
1850-1899'Many thanks for your letter and the instalment of Forrester which accompanied it, and which I read with amusement and...Robert Louis Stevenson James Walter FerrierForresterManuscript: Letter
1850-1899'The family is all very shaky in health but our motto is now "Al Monte!" in the words of Don Lope, in the play the sis...Robert Louis Stevenson Lope de VegaunknownPrint: Unknown
1850-1899'I read […] all sorts of rubbish a proposof Burns […]'Robert Louis Stevenson unknownmaterial about BurnsPrint: Unknown
1850-1899'I read […] Comines […]'Robert Louis Stevenson Philippe de ComminesMemoiresPrint: Book
1850-1899'I read […] Juvenal des Ursins, etc. [….]'Robert Louis Stevenson Jean Juvenal des UrsinsunknownPrint: Unknown
1850-1899'I believe I have not written to you since I saw the end of the Undiscovered Country.'Robert Louis Stevenson William Dean HowellsUndoscovered CountryPrint: Book
1850-1899'An old idea, first started while I was reading your history of Scotland, has just been revived over your Queen Anne, ...Robert Louis Stevenson John Hill BurtonHistory of the Reign of Queen AnnePrint: Book
1850-1899'I was pleased to see your quotation from Clough. I used it myself in an approximate form, and with doubtful attributi...Robert Louis Stevenson Arthur Hugh CloughAmours de VoyagePrint: Unknown
1850-1899'Gen. Robertson called and presented me with Hamley's Operations of War in which I am now drowned a thousand fathoms d...Robert Louis Stevenson Edward Bruce HamleyOperations of WarPrint: Book
1850-1899'Figure to yourself, I wrote a review of Lord Lorne for "Vanity Fair" − a few pages of scurrility that I wrote l...Robert Louis Stevenson John Douglas Sutherland Campbell, Marquess of LorneGuido and Lita: A Tale of the Riviera.Print: Book
1850-1899'I have done rather an amusing paragraph or two for "Vanity Fair" on the "Inn Album". I have slated R.B. pretty handso...Robert Louis Stevenson Robert BrowningThe Inn AlbumPrint: Book, Unknown
1850-1899'It is truly not for nothing that I have read my Buckley.'Robert Louis Stevenson Theodore William Alois BuckleyunknownPrint: Unknown
1850-1899'Since my books have come I have read every day ... 100 or thereby pp of Stewart's Highland Regiments.'Robert Louis Stevenson David Stewart of GarthSketches of the Character, Manners, and Present State of the Highlands of Sctland, with Details of the Military Service of the Highland RegimentsPrint: Book
1850-1899'I cannot think how I omitted to tell you that I was pleased extremely with the dedication; it seemed to me and Fanny ...Robert Louis Stevenson Thomas StevensonLighthouse Construction and IlluminationManuscript: Unknown, possibly proof copy
1850-1899'[…] I keep reading XVth Century […]'Robert Louis Stevenson various[works on the fifteenth century]Print: Book, Unknown
1850-1899Read Stephen’s “Macaulay”.Robert Louis Stevenson Leslie StephenHours in a Library, No. XII. − MacaulayPrint: Serial / periodical
1850-1899'Lang’s French ballads is neatly enough ticked off.'Robert Louis Stevenson Andrew LangFrench Peasant Songs.Print: Serial / periodical
1850-1899'Here I am, here. And very well too. And I read your hymn, which is a very good hymn. And I was delighted with how you...Robert Louis Stevenson Sidney Colvin‘A Greek Hymn’.Print: Serial / periodical
1850-1899'I have read one half (about 900 pages) of Wodrow's Correspondence, with some improvement but great fatigue.'Robert Louis Stevenson Robert WodrowThe Correspondence of the Rev Robert WodrowPrint: Book
1850-1899'Read Stephen's admirable, arch-admirable, 'George Eliot', in that Cornhill.'Robert Louis Stevenson Leslie Stephen'George Eliot' in Cornhill MagazinePrint: Serial / periodical
1850-1899'By Swinburne's conversion, I meant no reference to his divagations about 'Rizpah', which I did not honour with perusa...Robert Louis Stevenson Fortnightly ReviewPrint: Serial / periodical
1850-1899'You are right about that adorable book; F. and I are in a world, not ours; but pardon me, as far as sending on goes, ...Robert Louis Stevenson Thomas CarlyleReminiscencesPrint: Book
1850-1899'In "Illustrated London News" and "Graphic", both for August 12th, are notices of ”Virginibus Puerique”. In the la...Robert Louis Stevenson Illustrated London NewsPrint: Serial / periodical
1850-1899'I have just seen the Academy of April 9.'Robert Louis Stevenson The Academy: A Monthly Record of Literature, Learning, Science and ArtPrint: Serial / periodical
1850-1899'Your last poem in the Cornhill was first class.'Robert Louis Stevenson Edmund Gosse'Timasetheos' in The Cornhill MagazinePrint: Serial / periodical
1850-1899'The other day I borrowed a volume of Symonds's poems from himself and returned it to him without a word of comment.'Robert Louis Stevenson John Addington SymondsunknownPrint: Book
1850-1899'I have just been reading your Odes; a lovely little book.'Robert Louis Stevenson Edmund GosseEnglish OdesPrint: Book
1850-1899'Fortune has written another book, the Equipage of the Devil, which is fully worse than words can describe.'Robert Louis Stevenson Fortune Hippolyte Auguste Castille (Boisgobey)L'Equipage du Diable (Equipage of the Devil)Print: Book
1850-1899'Debans, the Dead Man's Shoes fellow has also disgraced himself in a work entitled Baron John.'Robert Louis Stevenson Camille DebansLe Baron Jean (Baron John)Print: Book
1850-1899'Symonds has gone off to Italy with your Bouvard et Pecuchet, a most loathsome work.'Robert Louis Stevenson Gustave FlaubertBouvard et PecuchetPrint: Book
1850-1899'Who did the Athenaeum I know not, but it is very kind.'Robert Louis Stevenson A J ButlerReview in AthenaeumPrint: Serial / periodical
1850-1899'The swollen, childish and pedantic vanity that moved the said revisers to put 'bring' for 'lead', is a sort of litera...Robert Louis Stevenson Revised Version of New TestamentPrint: Book
1850-1899'Lang's Library is very pleasant reading.'Robert Louis Stevenson Andrew LangThe LibraryPrint: Book
1850-1899'I have not finished re-reading your book, so I cannot say whether all is improved; but much is.'Robert Louis Stevenson Charles Grant RobertsonKurum, Kabul and Kandahar: being a Brief Record of Impressions in Three Campaigns under General RobertsPrint: Book
1850-1899'These brave words of Scott remind me of the song in The Antiquary, which I have just re-read ...'Robert Louis Stevenson Walter ScottThe AntiquaryPrint: Book
1850-1899'The two middle verses of that song have haunted me ever since I was a child and used to go up into the dark drawing-r...Robert Louis Stevenson Walter ScottIvanhoePrint: Book
1850-1899'I like your "Byron" well ...'Robert Louis Stevenson William Ernest HenleyAthenaeum, 'The Poetry of Byron'Print: Serial / periodical
1850-1899'I liked your ... "Berlioz" better.'Robert Louis Stevenson William Ernest HenleyCornhill Magazine 'Hector Berlioz: a Biography'Print: Serial / periodical
1850-1899'A thousand thanks for Johnson who is a brick.'Robert Louis Stevenson Charles JohnsonA General History of the Robberies and Murders of the Most Notorious PyratesPrint: Book
1850-1899'In "Illustrated London News" and "Graphic", both for August 12th, are notices of ”Virginibus Puerisque”. In the l...Robert Louis Stevenson The GraphicPrint: Newspaper
1850-1899'Don't read noble old Fred's Pirate anyhow; it is written in sand with a salt spoon: arid, feeble, vain, tottering pro...Robert Louis Stevenson Frederick MarryatThe Pirate Print: Book
1850-1899'In reference to 'N.A.'s' notes on young Rob Roy, I should like to ask the writer if he will kindly inform us what aut...Robert Louis Stevenson N. A.'Young Rob Roy' in Stirling Observer Print: Newspaper
1850-1899'Look here, my fame is even more complete than I had dreamed of. Get the "Spectators" for August 5th and 12th; and you...Robert Louis Stevenson anonReview article; and 'Husbands and Wives'.Print: Serial / periodical
1850-1899'I have found […] a "Courant" which was speedily dismembered and has been read eagerly down to the Theatre Advertise...Robert Louis Stevenson Le CourantPrint: Newspaper
1850-1899'Your "Daniel Deronda" is uncommonly jolly, and right. I don’t know that you’ve ever written anything which please...Robert Louis Stevenson Sydney ColvinReview of George Eliot's "Daniel Deronda"Print: Serial / periodical
1850-1899'This [i.e. letter] had been lying a long while. I must send it off in proof I didn’t quite forget you. I saw yours ...Robert Louis Stevenson Charles BaxterletterManuscript: Letter
1850-1899'You are quite right, according to me, in being dissatisfied with my work; but not right at all in expressing your dis...Robert Louis Stevenson Robert Glasgow BrownletterUnknown
1850-1899'Rondeau On reading a work by M. Auguste Maquet entitled Les Vertes Feuilles. See, "The Green Leaves", I leave them ...Robert Louis Stevenson Auguste MaquetLes Feuilles VertesPrint: Book
1850-1899'Symonds has lent me Pontanus ... You can twig the argument; he is delicious.'Robert Louis Stevenson Giovanni PontanoPontani Opera, 'Hendecasyllaborum, Liber Primus' xxPrint: Book
1850-1899The seventeen-year-old Robert Louis Stevenson, when he read the novel that year, wrote to his mother: “Isn’t the d...Robert Louis Stevenson Wilkie CollinsThe MoonstonePrint: Unknown
1850-1899'Translation enclosed, very literal, for the fun’s sake. I have taken stock/made acquaintance of the ["Treatise of ...Robert Louis Stevenson Frederic AndreletterManuscript: Letter
1850-1899'See No. 571, last page; an article, called Sir Claude the Conqueror ... The story in question, by the by, was a last ...Robert Louis Stevenson Walter VilliersSir Claude the Conqueror (in Young Folks)Print: Serial / periodical
1850-1899'Observe in the same number, how Will. J. Sharman girds at your poor friend ...'Robert Louis Stevenson Will. J. Sharmanarticle in Young FolksPrint: Serial / periodical
1850-1899'Talking of which, in Heaven's name, get the Bondage of Brandon (3 vols) by Bracebridge Hemming.'Robert Louis Stevenson Bracebridge HemyngBondage of BrandonPrint: Book
1850-1899'We have just had Oscar Wilde's incredible letter to Colvin and have roared over it ...'Robert Louis Stevenson Oscar Wildeletter to Sidney ColvinManuscript: Letter
1850-1899'We have just had Oscar Wilde's incredible letter ... I read his poems and found, with disappointment, they were not e...Robert Louis Stevenson Oscar WildePoemsPrint: Book
1850-1899'I had already spotted your Dickens; very pleasant and true.'Robert Louis Stevenson William Ernest Henleyreview of Vol 3 Letters of Charles Dickens in AthenaeumPrint: Serial / periodical
1850-1899'Morris's Sigurd is a grrrrreat poem; that is so.'Robert Louis Stevenson William Morristranslation of The Story of Sigurd the Volsung and the Fall of the NiblungsPrint: Book
1850-1899'I read your “Giotto”; it’s almighty well written, I don’t know how the devil you can write like that.' Robert Louis Stevenson Sidney Colvin"Giotto's Gospel of Labour"Print: Serial / periodical
1850-1899'I read your “Grosvenor”; I’ve seen more interesting articles of yours (beg parding!); but it seemed to me very ...Robert Louis Stevenson Sidney Colvin"The Grosvenor Gallery"Print: Serial / periodical
1850-1899It would not be very easy for me to give you any idea of the pleasure I found in your present….I can assure you, you...Robert Louis Stevenson Arthur Patchett MartinSweet Girl Graduate: A Christmas Story and Random RhymesPrint: Book
1850-1899'Thank you for your beautiful book, which I admired with my eyes and then read with great amusement.'Robert Louis Stevenson Peter Christen AsbjorsenRound the Yule LogPrint: Book
1850-1899'... and I agree with you I could choose no better model than Colvin's admirable Landor.'Robert Louis Stevenson Sidney ColvinLandorPrint: Book
1850-1899'I am reading "Clarissa Harlowe" with all the pleasure in the world…It is the cleverest book in some ways that can b...Robert Louis Stevenson Samuel RichardsonClarissa: or The History of a Young Lady.Print: Book
1850-1899'I knew I had forgot something: Furnivall is too free; it is permitted to be insolent, but not to be so strangely dull.'Robert Louis Stevenson Frederick James FurnivallReview in The AcademyPrint: Serial / periodical
1850-1899'As for Sordello, I read it four times in youth, and never could make out who was speaking; yet I liked it - as one li...Robert Louis Stevenson Robert BrowningSordelloPrint: Unknown
1850-1899'The Mag has come; the only thing I liked was your Japanese.'Robert Louis Stevenson William Ernest Henley'A Note on Japanese Art' in Magazine of ArtPrint: Serial / periodical
1850-1899'Why the hell did you or your printers - a lousy lot whom I abominate - pass over a correction of mine and send me spr...Robert Louis Stevenson John BunyanPilgrim's ProgressPrint: Book
1850-1899'O boy, I'm deep in Lanfry.'Robert Louis Stevenson Jean-Pierre LanfryHistoire de Napoleon 1erPrint: Book
1850-1899'His Majesty, once more disobeying the Dook's orders, had granted to some creature an Irish peerage. 'I observe' wrote...Robert Louis Stevenson Percy Hetherington FitzgeraldLife of George IVPrint: Book
1850-1899'I have your List of Writings etc: a copy of it was lent to me by Mr Bain the bookseller.'Robert Louis Stevenson Alexander IrelandList of the writings of William Hazlitt and Leigh Hunt : chronologically arranged with notes, descriptive, critical, and explanatory; and a selection of opinions regarding their genius and characteristics, by distinguished contemporaries and friends as wePrint: Book
1850-1899'The elections are coming on, and Paris is full of the strangest manifestoes from this or the other candidate. Some &#...Robert Louis Stevenson Print: Broadsheet, Handbill, Newspaper, Poster
1850-1899'Sunday morning, as I was out getting chocolate, I found two new manifestoes on the walls. One from a private person, ...Robert Louis Stevenson By or on behalf of Edme-Patrice-Maurice MacMahon[political manifesto]Print: Poster, election posters.
1850-1899'I received my father’s pamphlet and read it with great pleasure. I shall try and write of it more at large to himse...Robert Louis Stevenson Thomas StevensonChristianity Confirmed by Jewish and Heathen Testimony and the Deductions from Physical Science
1850-1899'"The Omadhaun" was very funny by the Lord; I saw Constable who said both Payn and Kegan Paul had very highly lauded y...Robert Louis Stevenson William Ernest Henley'The Omadhaun at the Queen's'. Print: Serial / periodical, Account of an Irish melodrama by H.P. Grattan.
1850-1899'I wish I could lay my hands on the numbers of the "Review", for I know I wished to say something on that head more pa...Robert Louis Stevenson Arthur Patchett MartinBret Harte in Relation to Modern Fiction.Print: Serial / periodical
1850-1899'I agreed pretty well with all you said about George Eliot […]'Robert Louis Stevenson Catherine SpencePrint: Serial / periodical
1850-1899'Did you − I forget − did you have a kick at the stern works of that melancholy puppy and humbug Daniel De...Robert Louis Stevenson George EliotDaniel DerondaPrint: Book
1850-1899'Of your poems I have myself a kindness for ‘Noll and Nell’. Although I don’t think you have made it as good as ...Robert Louis Stevenson Arthur Patchett Martin'Noll and Nell'; 'England - 1877'.Print: Book, Serial / periodical, Both (2 poems, one in a book, one in a periodical).
1850-1899'Please, if you have not, and I don’t suppose you have, already read it, institute a search in all Melbourne for one...Robert Louis Stevenson Samuel RichardsonClarissa: or The History of a Young Lady.Print: Book
1850-1899'I was in Paris during the elections for the Chamber, when a triumphant majority was returned, as of course you know, ...Robert Louis Stevenson Edmé-Patrice-Maurice MacMahon, comte dePrint: Poster
1850-1899'I read the preface once a day about, tell Nestor so much.'Robert Louis Stevenson Thomas Stevenson
1850-1899'Your last letter was very nice.'Robert Louis Stevenson Margaret Isabella StevensonManuscript: Letter
1850-1899'At last, son of night, I receive a communication […] Oh no, it is not the penny. It is the one-volume story demande...Robert Louis Stevenson William Ernest Henley Manuscript: Letter
1850-1899'Symonds, talking of cultshaw, has just written a book of sonnets, which I think really should interest and amuse a fe...Robert Louis Stevenson John Addington SymondsAnimi FiguraManuscript: Proof copy
1850-1899'Thank you heartily for the Bible, which is exquisite.'Robert Louis Stevenson BiblePrint: Book
1850-1899'From the toshie Soulie I have unearthed another flawed jewel of energy and drunken Genius: - La Lionne ...'Robert Louis Stevenson Frederic SoulieLa LionnePrint: Book
1850-1899'From the toshie Soulie I have unearthed another flawed jewel of energy and drunken Genius: - La Lionne, followed by L...Robert Louis Stevenson Frederic SoulieLa Comtesse de MonrionPrint: Book
1850-1899'From the toshie Soulie I have unearthed another flawed jewel of energy and drunken Genius: - La Lionne, followed by L...Robert Louis Stevenson Frederic SoulieLe Fils de la FollePrint: Book
1850-1899'A capital review of Inland Voyage in the New York Critic for June 2nd.'Robert Louis Stevenson [review of "Inland Voyage" in the "New York Critic"]Print: Serial / periodical


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