Robert Louis Stevenson

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Born: 13 November 1850

Died: 3 December 1894


Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson was a Scottish novelist, poet and travel writer, and a representative of neo-romanticism in English literature. He was the man who "seemed to pick the right word up on the point of his pen, like a man playing spillikins", as G. K. Chesterton put it. He was also greatly admired by many authors, including Jorge Luis Borges, Ernest Hemingway, Rudyard Kipling, Vladimir Nabokov, and J. M. Barrie. Most modernist writers dismissed him, however, because he was popular and did not write within their definition of modernism. It is only recently that critics have begun to look beyond Stevenson's popularity and allow him a place in the canon.

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  • Songs of Travel, for Solo Baritone, with piano acc. - Poems by Robert Louis Stevenson - Songs by Ralph Vaughan Williams - ( 1905, 1907, 1912 and 1960 )
  1. The Vagabond - (Ralph Vaughan Williams)
  2. Let Beauty Awake - (Ralph Vaughan Williams)
  3. The Roadside Fire - (Ralph Vaughan Williams)
  4. Youth and love - (Ralph Vaughan Williams)
  5. In dreams - (Ralph Vaughan Williams)
  6. The_Infinite_Shining Heavens - (Ralph Vaughan Williams)
  7. Whither Must I Wander? - (Ralph Vaughan Williams)
  8. Bright is the Ring of Words - (Ralph Vaughan Williams)
  9. I Have Trod the Upward and the Downward Slope - (Ralph Vaughan Williams) - ( © 1960 - not public domain )


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