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Essays in the Art of Writing

Essays in the Art of Writing

Essays in the Art of WritingAlthough an old, consistent exile, the editor of the following pages revisits...
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Author: Stevenson, Robert Louis,1850-1894
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Language: English
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Essays in the Art of Writing

Essays in the Art of Writing

$339.28 $4.65

Essays in the Art of Writing

$339.28 $4.65
Author: Stevenson, Robert Louis,1850-1894
Format: eBook
Language: English

Essays in the Art of Writing

Although an old, consistent exile, the editor of the following pages revisits now and again the city of which he exults to be a native; and there are few things more strange, more painful, or more salutary, than such revisitations. Outside, in foreign spots, he comes by surprise and awakens more attention than he had expected; in his own city, the relation is reversed, and he stands amazed to be so little recollected. Elsewhere he is refreshed to see attractive faces, to remark possible friends; there he scouts the long streets, with a pang at heart, for the faces and friends that are no more. Elsewhere he is delighted with the presence of what is new, there tormented by the absence of what is old. Elsewhere he is content to be his present self; there he is smitten with an equal regret for what he once was and for what he once hoped to be. He was feeling all this dimly, as he drove from the station, on his last visit; he was feeling it still as he alighted at the door of his friend Mr. Johnstone Thomson, W.S., with whom he was to stay. A hearty welcome, a face not altogether changed, a few words that sounded of old days, a laugh provoked and shared, a glimpse in passing of the snowy cloth and bright decanters and the Piranesis on the dining-room wall, brought him to his bed-room with a somewhat lightened cheer, and when he and Mr. Thomson sat down a few minutes later, cheek by jowl, and pledged the past in a preliminary bumper, he was already almost consoled, he had already almost forgiven himself his two unpardonable errors, that he should ever have left his native city, or ever returned to it. I have something quite in your way, said Mr. Thomson. I wished to do honour to your arrival; because, my dear fellow, it is my own youth that comes back along with you; in a very tattered and withered state, to be sure, butwell!all thats left of it. ......Buy Now (To Read More)

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Ebook Number: 492
Author: Stevenson, Robert Louis
Release Date: Apr 1, 1996
Format: eBook
Language: English

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