BY JOHN A. EWAN, TORONTO.
ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON is
a shining link in that long unbroken and brilliant chain of literary
excellence which the Scottish nation has contributed to the literature
of our tongue. What Johnson said of Goldsmith, ''He touched nothing that
he did not adorn," could be said with equal truth of Stevenson. He is,
of course, known best by his fiction, but the inner circle of his
admirers will always look upon "The Inland Voyage," "Travels with a
Donkey in the Cevennes," "The Amateur Immigrant," "Memories and
Portraits," and his child verses, as bringing them into more intimate
relationship with the fascinating personality, which inspired them, and
whose deeper traits they so delicately touch.