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Full text of "Selected Essays Of Robert Louis Stevenson"

CONTENTS

PAGE

PREFACE       «                        .        .       .        „             vii

INTRODUCTION : AN APPRECIATION                               xi

A COLLEGE MAGAZINE (Memories and Portraits)     .        I

BOOKS    THAT   HAVE   INFLUENCED   ME    (The   Art

of Writing)     .......        5

ON FALLING IN LOVE (Virginibus Puerisque)         .      12

AES TRIPLEX                        „               ?,                       21

CHILD'S PLAY                      „               „         .        .     30

PAN'S PIPES                         ,,               „                       41

PASTORAL (Memories and Portraits)        .        .              45

THE MANSE         „          3J         ,,           .        .        .53
MEMOIRS OF AN ISLET (Memories and Portraits)    .      60

PORTRAIT OF ROBERT HUNTER      „            ,,        .     65

BEGGARS (Across the Plains)                                        68

RANDOM MEMORIES (Across the Plains)         .        .      74

'THE LANTERN-BEARERS    ,_,             .,              .              83

A CHRISTMAS SERMON       „            ?.              .        .95
AN APOLOGY FOR IDLERS (Virimbw£^^

PULVIS ET UMBRA (Across the Plains) . . .113
MY FIRST BOOK (The Art of Writing) . . .120
NOTES .....                        . 131