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Thomas Colvin

Birth:
1635 Devonshire, England
Baptism:
10 Jul 1999 PROVO
Death:
1656 Dartmouth,, Mass
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Frances Briggs
1638 –

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John Colvin
1655 – 28 Nov 1729

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Memories & Notes of Persons & Places, 1852-1912 by Sir Sidney Colvin - Page 92

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86 MEMORIES AND NOTES himuel, sir. Is the little tale, I wonder, one fresh to American readers, or stale ? If stale, I hope that, considering from whose mouth I heard it, they will pardon me for here repeating it. In thinking of this poet as he lived and moved, there is one quality he had which thrusts itself inevit- ably first upon ones mind, and that is cordiality. Cordial in his thoughts and feelingsunless he had the most cogent grounds to the contrarycordial in his ways and words, that is what he was above all things, and with a cordiality open and undisguised, even demonstrative beyond what is usual in the inter- course of Englishmen, but at the same time free from any possible suspicion of insincerity. The same quality was conspicuous in his correspondence. I have by me dozens of letters or rather notes from him, proposals for appointments or answers to invitations, and in them all this is the one predominant tone. Among the rest I find two or three which are real, though brief enough, letters, and being unprinted may perhaps interest the reader. When his translation of the Agamemnon of .Eschylus appeared in 1877, 1 protested, publicly if I remember aright and at any rate in private, against what I held to be its uncouthly, impermissibly, un-Englishly strained and crabbed literalness. My dear Colvin, answers the poet, I am probably more of your mind than you suppose, about the sort of translation I should like for myself and for you: but I only undertook to transcribe esteeming it sufficient success if I put anybody ignorant of Greek …

Letters and Miscellanies of Robert Louis Stevenson : Correspondence Addressed to Sidney Colvin, November 1890 to October 1894 - Page 203

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XXI My dear Colvin, This is Friday night, the (I believe) 1892 18th or 20th August or September. I shall probably Au&- regret to-morrow having written you with my own hand like the Apostle Paul. But I am alone over here in the workmans house, where I and Belle and Lloyd and Austin are pigging; the rest are at cards in the main residence. I have not joined them because belly belong me has been kicking up, and I have just taken 15 drops of laudanum. On Tuesday, the party set out self in white cap, velvet coat, cords and yellow half boots, Belle in a white kind of suit and white cap to match mine, Lloyd in white clothes and long yellow boots and a straw hat, Graham in khakis and gaiters, Henry (my old over- seer) in blue coat and black kilt, and the great Lafaele with a big ship-bag on his saddle-bow. We left the mail at the P. O., had lunch at the hotel, and about 1.50 set out westward to the place of tryst.1 This was by a little shrunken brook in a deep channel of mud, on the 1 The expedition to Mataafas camp, of which the history is thus in- troduced without preface, was one undertaken in company with the Countess of Jersey and some members of her …

Memories & Notes of Persons & Places, 1852-1912 by Sir Sidney Colvin - Page 94

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88 MEMORIES AND NOTES indeed, how I omitted doing so : your letter, which was followed immediately by the papers it promised, and the notion that yourself would not be long behindthese, I suppose, made me forgetful of a plain duty, which I shall not neglect on any future occasion. Thank you for all favours, including the pardon which I hope this apology will procure. I find that my assiduity in attending your Lectures has induced somebody to believe the seed sown must needs bear fruit: and so I figure in the American Journals as having a poem in the press on the subject of Achilles and Penthesilea. There are less suggestive subjects, and I wish that it could be truly said of me as by Butler of his heroine He laid about their heads as busily As th Amazonian Dame Penthesily * if I quote correctlywhich I doubt. With no doubt at all, my dear Colvin, I am ever Yours cordially, Robert Browning. The last, although modesty should perhaps prevent my printing it, is the most interesting, as showing what kind help I had from the master in preparing my volume on Walter Savage Landor for the English Men of Letters series, and as summing up the character of his old friend for good and all in a single salvo of adjectives: 19, Warwick Crescent, W. July …

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