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8 An Inland Voyage.
of the divine huntress. It is no use for a man to
take to the woods ; we know him ; Anthony
tried the same thing long ago, and had a pitiful
time of it by all accounts. But there is this
about some women, which overtops the best
gymnosophist among men, that they suffice to
themselves, and can walk in a high and cold
zone without the countenance of any trousered
being. I declare, although the reverse of a
professed ascetic, I am more obliged to women
for this ideal than I should be to the majority
of them, or indeed to any but one, for a spon-
taneous kiss. There is nothing so encouraging
as the spectacle of self-sufficiency. And when I
think of the slim and lovely maidens, running
the woods all night to the note of Diands horn ;
moving among the old oaks, as fancy-free as
they ; things of the forest and the starlight, not
touched by the commotion of man's hot and
turbid life — although there are plenty other

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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.)
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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]
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Person / organisation: Crane, Walter, 1845-1915 [Illustrator]
Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894 [Author]
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C. Kegan Paul & Co. [Publisher]
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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