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An Inland Voyage (Belgium)

by Robert Louis Stevenson – his first book

As a veteran of many trips by bicycle and canoe (kayak to you Americans), I enjoyed this lovely account of two young men paddling from Belgium to France. 1,044 more words


Well done, good and faithful servant

It’s surprising to realise how many of the great names of history faced the end of their lives with a sense of failure. Hugo Grotius, the father of modern international law, said, “I have accomplished nothing worthwhile in my life.” John Quincy Adams, sixth President of the U.S, wrote in his diary: “My life has been spent in vain and idle aspirations, and in ceaseless rejected prayers that something would be the result of my existence beneficial to my species.” Robert Louis Stevenson, whose stories continue to delight, wrote in his own epitaph? 58 more words


Deicona – A Morning at the Duck Ponds (with Robert Louis Stevenson)

“A Song of the Road” by Robert Louis Stevenson

The gauger walked with willing foot,

And aye the gauger played the flute;

And what should Master Gauger play… 329 more words

Procrastination Corner

Quoth the Raven: Read Jessica Verday's Of Monsters and Madness (but Expect Lots of Unanswered Questions)

Now answer me this: who in the world would have possibly imagined a period gothic romance between Edgar Allan Poe and Annabel Lee would end in a… 1,669 more words

Ya Lit

Dr. Henry Jekyll: A Victorian Biohacker

Dear Dr. Henry Jekyll:

It was with profound sadness, a sadness spiced with wide-eyed surprise, with which I read of your fate in the narrative by Robert Louis Stevenson, … 1,339 more words


Autumn Fires

by Robert Louis Stevenson (1885)

In the other gardens
And all up the vale,
From the autumn bonfires
See the smoke trail!

Pleasant summer over…

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Poetry & Literature


Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: Week 30

Odd Ball Photos are those great photos that you take which really don’t seem to fit into a common category.   294 more words