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The Characteristics of

Robert Louis Stevenson




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Robert Louis Stevenson

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NEW YORK

JAMES POTT & COMPANY

1906



First Impression April, 1906
Second Impression March, 1908



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The Characteristics of

Robert Louis Stevenson

^LL things and all men are underrated,
J. X much by others, especially by them-
selves; and men grow tired of men just as
they do of green grass, so that they have to
seek for green carnations. All great men
possess in themselves the qualities which will
certainly lay them open to censure and
diminishment ; but these inevitable deficien-
cies in the greatness of great men vary in the
widest degree of variety. Stevenson is open
to a particularly subtle, a particularly effect-
ive and a particularly unjust disparagement.
The advantage of great men like Blake or
Browning or Walt Whitman is that they did

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