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temptuous views of our regard for life. It is
certainly easier to smoke with the sheet fastened ;
but I had never before weighed a comfortable
pipe of tobacco against an obvious risk, and
gravely elected for the comfortable pipe. It is
a commonplace, that we cannot answer for
ourselves before we have been tried. But it is
not so common a reflection, and surely more
consoling, that we usually find ourselves a great
deal braver and better than we thought. I
believe this is every one's experience : but an
apprehension that they may belie themselves in
the future prevents mankind from trumpeting
this cheerful sentiment abroad. I wish sincerely,
for it would have saved me much trouble, there
had been some one to put me in a good heart
about life when I was younger ; to tell me how
dangers are most portentous on a distant sight ;
and how the good in a man's spirit will not
suffer itself to be overlaid, and rarely or never

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London, 1878 - Inland voyage
DescriptionBy Robert Louis Stevenson. An account of the author's canoe trip from Antwerp in Belgium to Pontoise in France. With frontispiece by Walter Crane. (London: C. Kegan Paul & Co, 1878.)
ShelfmarkH.18.e.20
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Form / genre: Written and printed matter > Books
Dates / events: 1878 [Date published]
Places: Europe > Belgium > Flanders > Antwerpen province > Antwerp (inhabited place) [Place in text]
Europe > France > Île-de-France > Val-d'Oise > Cergy-Pontois (inhabited place) [Place in text]
Europe > United Kingdom > England > Greater London > London (inhabited place) [Place published]
Subject / content: Description
Travel
Canoes
Person / organisation: Crane, Walter, 1845-1915 [Illustrator]
Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894 [Author]
Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894 [Subject of text]
C. Kegan Paul & Co. [Publisher]
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Early editions of Robert Louis Stevenson
DescriptionFull text versions of early editions of works by Robert Louis Stevenson. Includes 'Kidnapped', 'The Master of Ballantrae' and other well-known novels, as well as 'Prince Otto', 'Dynamiter' and 'St Ives'. Also early British and American book editions, serialisations of novels in newspapers and literary magazines, and essays by Stevenson.
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Person / organisation: Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894 [Author]
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