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Evidence

"No − my “Burns” is not done yet, it has led me so far afield that I cannot finish it ; every time I think I see my way to an end, some new game (or perhaps wild goose) starts up and away I go. And then again, to be plain, I shirk the work of the critical part, shirk it as a man shirks a long jump. It is awful to have to express and differentiate Burns, in a column or two. All the more as I’m going to write a book about it. ""Ramsay, Fergusson and Burns: an Essay"" (or ""A Critical Essay"" but then I’m going to give lives of the three gentlemen, only the gist of the book is the criticism) “by Robert Louis Stevenson, Advocate, MS., P.P.C., etc.” How’s that for cut and dry? And I [italics]could[end italics] write that book. Unless I deceive myself in a superior style, I could write it pretty adequately. I feel as if I was really in it, and knew the game thoroughly. You see what comes of trying to write an essay on Burns in ten columns."

Source

The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, April 1874-July 1879

Text being read

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TST4
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TFO02;TFO27
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Reader(s) and listener(s)

Reader
Stevenson, Robert Louis
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Date of Reading Experience
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Notes
On p. 165, the Editors’ Note to Letter 424 reads: “Allan Ramsay (1686-1758), author of the pastoral drama ""The Gentle Shepherd"" (1725), a pioneer editor and populariser of Scots vernacular poetry. Robert Fergusson (1750-74), the Edinburgh poet acknowledged by Burns as ‘My elder brother in Misfortune, By far my elder brother in the Muse’ whose life ended tragically in a madhouse. RLS always felt a strong sense of kinship with him.” The Reading Experience evidence seems related to the reading by RLS, in preparation for the projected book, of unspecified works by and on Allan Ramsay and Robert Fergusson as well as by and on Roberts Burns. See separate entries on them drawing on the same evidence.

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Scotland
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Stevenson, Robert Louis
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The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, April 1874-July 1879
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Scotland
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Reading experience
Identifer:
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Evidence

"No &#8722; my “Burns” is not done yet, it has led me so far afield that I cannot finish it ; every time I think I see my way to an end, some new game (or perhaps wild goose) starts up and away I go. And then again, to be plain, I shirk the work of the critical part, shirk it as a man shirks a long jump. It is awful to have to express and differentiate Burns, in a column or two. All the more as I’m going to write a book about it. ""Ramsay, Fergusson and Burns: an Essay"" (or ""A Critical Essay"" but then I’m going to give lives of the three gentlemen, only the gist of the book is the criticism) “by Robert Louis Stevenson, Advocate, MS., P.P.C., etc.” How’s that for cut and dry? And I [italics]could[end italics] write that book. Unless I deceive myself in a superior style, I could write it pretty adequately. I feel as if I was really in it, and knew the game thoroughly. You see what comes of trying to write an essay on Burns in ten columns."

Source

The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, April 1874-July 1879

Text being read

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TST4
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TFO02;TFO27
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TPR215

Reader(s) and listener(s)

Reader
Stevenson, Robert Louis
Born in 1850

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Time of Reading Experience
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EuRED : emotions
EuRED : intensity
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EuRED : lighting
EuRED : testimony
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Notes
On p. 165, the Editors’ Note to Letter 424 reads: “Allan Ramsay (1686-1758), author of the pastoral drama ""The Gentle Shepherd"" (1725), a pioneer editor and populariser of Scots vernacular poetry. Robert Fergusson (1750-74), the Edinburgh poet acknowledged by Burns as ‘My elder brother in Misfortune, By far my elder brother in the Muse’ whose life ended tragically in a madhouse. RLS always felt a strong sense of kinship with him.” The Reading Experience evidence seems related to the reading by RLS, in preparation for the projected book, of unspecified works by and on Allan Ramsay and Robert Fergusson as well as by and on Roberts Burns. See separate entries on them drawing on the same evidence.

How to cite this record

You can copy this item for personal use, share it, and post it on a blog or website. It cannot be used commercially without permission. Please ensure the following credit accompanies it:

The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, April 1874-July 1879
http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/dbworkshop/index.php/Detail/objects/79350
Accessed on 2019/10/22 20:49:44

Related place
Scotland
Related people
Stevenson, Robert Louis
Related text or manuscript
The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, April 1874-July 1879
Related place
Scotland
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