The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson by Robert Louis Stevenson:|
invaluable present I have made you. Even the copy was dear to me,
printed in the colony that Penn established, and carried in my
pocket all about the San Francisco streets, read in street cars and
ferry-boats, when I was sick unto death, and found in all times and
places a peaceful and sweet companion. But I hope, when you shall
have reached this note, my gift will not have been in vain; for
while just now we are so busy and intelligent, there is not the man
living, no, nor recently dead, that could put, with so lovely a
spirit, so much honest, kind wisdom into words.
R. L. S.
Letter: TO HORATIO F. BROWN