This Day in History Entry #249

November 13th, 2013 by Wordsman

“Kiddy stuff!” modern critics all cried
“Pirate fancies unworthy of pride!”
What was wrong with those guys?
Was it really so wise
To tease Jekyll, when knowing of Hyde?

Event: Birth of Robert Louis Stevenson
Year: 1850
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  1. A Fan Says:

    You are on-target with The Writer’s Almanac today, which also celebrates Stevenson’s birthday, including this quote:

    “One of the few modern writers who claimed Stevenson as an influence was Jorge Luis Borges, who said, “If you don’t like Stevenson, there must be something wrong with you.””

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