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The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition, Vol. 9   By: (1850-1894)

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THE WORKS OF

ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON

SWANSTON EDITION

VOLUME IX

Of this SWANSTON EDITION in Twenty five Volumes of the Works of ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON Two Thousand and Sixty Copies have been printed, of which only Two Thousand Copies are for sale.

This is No. ........

[Illustration: FACSIMILE OF NOTE FOUND AMONG THE PAPERS OF R. L. S. [ See also overleaf. ]]

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THE WORKS OF

ROBERT LOUIS

STEVENSON

VOLUME NINE

LONDON : PUBLISHED BY CHATTO AND WINDUS : IN ASSOCIATION WITH CASSELL AND COMPANY LIMITED : WILLIAM HEINEMANN : AND LONGMANS GREEN AND COMPANY MDCCCCXI

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

CONTENTS

MEMORIES AND PORTRAITS

PAGE I. THE FOREIGNER AT HOME 7

II. SOME COLLEGE MEMORIES 19

III. OLD MORTALITY 26

IV. A COLLEGE MAGAZINE 36

V. AN OLD SCOTS GARDENER 46

VI. PASTORAL 53

VII. THE MANSE 61

VIII. MEMOIRS OF AN ISLET 68

IX. THOMAS STEVENSON 75

X. TALK AND TALKERS: I. 81

XI. TALK AND TALKERS: II. 94

XII. THE CHARACTER OF DOGS 105

XIII. A PENNY PLAIN AND TWOPENCE COLOURED 116

XIV. A GOSSIP ON A NOVEL OF DUMAS'S 124

XV. A GOSSIP ON ROMANCE 134

XVI. A HUMBLE REMONSTRANCE 148

MEMOIR OF FLEEMING JENKIN

CHAPTER I PAGE The Jenkins of Stowting Fleeming's grandfather Mrs. Buckner's fortune Fleeming's father; goes to sea; at St. Helena; meets King Tom; service in the West Indies; end of his career The Campbell Jacksons Fleeming's mother Fleeming's uncle John 165

CHAPTER II

1833 1851

Birth and childhood Edinburgh Frankfort on the Main Paris The Revolution of 1848 The Insurrection Flight to Italy Sympathy with Italy The insurrection in Genoa A student in Genoa The lad and his mother 184

CHAPTER III

1851 1858

Return to England Fleeming at Fairbairn's Experience in a strike Dr. Bell and Greek architecture The Gaskells Fleeming at Greenwich The Austins Fleeming and the Austins His engagement Fleeming and Sir W. Thomson 203

CHAPTER IV

1859 1868

Fleeming's marriage His married life Professional difficulties Life at Claygate Illness of Mrs. F. Jenkin and of Fleeming Appointment to the Chair at Edinburgh 220

CHAPTER V

Notes of Telegraph Voyages, 1858 1873 231

CHAPTER VI

1869 1885

Edinburgh Colleagues Farrago vitæ I. The family circle Fleeming and his sons Highland life The cruise of the steam launch Summer in Styria Rustic manners II. The Drama Private theatricals III. Sanitary associations The phonograph IV. Fleeming's acquaintance with a student His late maturity of mind Religion and morality His love of heroism Taste in literature V. His talk His late popularity Letter from M. Trélat 260

CHAPTER VII

1875 1885

Mrs. Jenkin's illness Captain Jenkin The golden wedding Death of Uncle John Death of Mr. and Mrs. Austin Illness and death of the Captain Death of Mrs. Jenkin Effect on Fleeming Telpherage The end 293

MEMORIES AND PORTRAITS

TO MY MOTHER

IN THE NAME OF PAST JOY AND PRESENT SORROW

I DEDICATE

THESE MEMORIES AND PORTRAITS

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