The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson by Robert Louis Stevenson:|
but no, I must call a halt. . . .
I fear the song looks doubtful, but I'll consider of it, and I can
promise you some reminiscences which it will amuse me to write,
whether or not it will amuse the public to read of them. But it's
an unco business to SUPPLY deid-heid coapy.
Letter: TO J. M. BARRIE
VAILIMA, SAMOA, DECEMBER 7TH, 1893.
MY DEAR BARRIE, - I have received duly the MAGNUM OPUS, and it
really is a MAGNUM OPUS. It is a beautiful specimen of Clark's
printing, paper sufficient, and the illustrations all my fancy
painted. But the particular flower of the flock to whom I have