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" ... i was known and pointed out for the pattern of an idler and yet i was always busy on my own private end which was to learn to write i kept always two books in my pocket one to read one to write in as i walked my mind was busy fitting what i saw with... "
The Craftmanship of Writing - Page 72
by Frederic Taber Cooper - 1911 - 273 pages
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New Outlook, Volume 69

Alfred Emanuel Smith, Francis Walton - 1901
...private end, which was to learn to write. I kept always two books in my pocket one to read, one to write in. As I walked my mind was busy fitting what I saw with appropriate words; when 1 sat by the roadside, I would either read, or a pencil and a penny versionbook would be in my hand,...
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The novels and tales of Robert Louis Stevenson...

Robert Louis Stevenson - 1895
...own private end, which was to learn to write. I kept always two books in my pocket, one to read, one to write in. As I walked, my mind was busy fitting...with appropriate words ; when I sat by the roadside, 1 would either read, or a pencil and a penny version-book would be in my hand, to note down the features...
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The Novels and Tales of Robert Louis Stevenson: Virginibus puerisque ...

Robert Louis Stevenson, Lloyd Osbourne, Fanny Van de Grift Stevenson, William Ernest Henley - 1895
...own private end, which was to learn to write. I kept always two books in my pocket, one to read, one to write in. As I walked, my mind was busy fitting what I saw with appropriate words; when 1 sat by the roadside, I would either read, or a pencil and a penny version-book would be in my hand,...
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The principles of rhetoric

Adams Sherman Hill - English language - 1895 - 431 pages
...own private end, which was to learn to write. I kept always two books in my pocket, one to read, one to write in. As I walked, my mind was busy fitting what I saw with appropriate words ; when J sat by the roadside I would either read, or a pencil and a penny version-book would be in my hand,...
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Studies in structure and style: (based on seven modern English essays)

William Tenney Brewster - English language - 1896 - 280 pages
...Stevenson's own statement of his practice: " . . . I always kept two books in my pocket, one to read, one to write in. As I walked, my mind was busy fitting...the roadside, I would either read, or a pencil and penny version-book would be in my hand, to note down the features of the scene or to commemorate some...
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Library of the world's best literature, ancient and modern, Volume 35

Charles Dudley Warner - Literary Collections - 1896
...private end, which was to learn to write. I always kept two books in my pocket, one to read and one to write in. As I walked, my mind was busy fitting what I saw with appropriate words. ... I lived with words, and what I thus wrote was for no ulterior use ; it was written consciously...
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The Masters of Victorian Literature: 1837-1897

Richard D. Graham - Authors, English - 1897 - 494 pages
...private end, which was to learn to write. I kept always two books in my pocket, one to read and one to write in. As I walked, my mind was busy fitting...down the features of the scene or commemorate some Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson 129 halting stanzas. Thus I lived with words. And what I thus wrote...
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The Canadian Magazine, Volume 8

J. Gordon Mowat, John Alexander Cooper, Newton MacTavish - History - 1897
...own private end, which was to learn to write. I kept always two books in my pocket, one to read, one to write in. As I walked, my mind was busy fitting...or a pencil and a penny versionbook would be in my hands to note down the features of the scene or commemorate some halting stanzas. Thus I lived with...
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Robert Louis Stevenson's Edinburgh Days

Evelyn Blantyre Simpson - Literary Criticism - 1898 - 326 pages
...study, he was obtaining more and more the command of fluent expression in language, for he says, " As I walked, my mind was busy fitting what I saw with...roadside I would either read, or a pencil and a penny version book would be in my hand, to note down the features of the scene, or commemorate some halting...
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Memories and portraits

Robert Louis Stevenson - 1898 - 299 pages
...own private end, which was to learn to write. I kept always two books in my pocket, one to read, one to write in. As I walked, my mind was busy [fitting what I saw with appropriate wordsTilwhen I sat by the roadside, I would either read, or a pencil and a penny version-book would...
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