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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 57

Extracts from Various Letters

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Extracts from Various Letters.

"So much depends on whom a gentleman travels with, whether he reaps any benefit from it, that I do not scruple to say you are specially adapted by temperament and disposition to carry out successfully the trip you propose. I think you have named a sum rather too low, as I always found I had to allow a day all round."

A temperance friend writes :—"You know my views, and I hope you will discourage drinking all you can. Although you are practically a total abstainer, still you will have some difficulty in influencing seven or eight young Colonials."

A wealthy New Zealand friend says :—You know my dear son, as fine a boy as ever left the colonies, spent £1500 in nine months; spent all his time in London, and returned home in bad health to die, having seen absolutely nothing. I shall always blame myself for letting him go alone."

A minister of religion writes :—"I trust you will insist on the due observance of Sunday; don't travel on that day if possible, but keep it as your Anglican Church training teaches you. With the blessing of one who has known you from boyhood," &c.


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