Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson
Photograph by Charles L. Ritzmann

In the Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature, New York Public Library
Courtesy of the library’s Digital Collections webpage

Times change, opinions vary to their opposite, and still this world appears a brave gymnasium, full of sea-⁠bathing, and horse-⁠exercise, and bracing, manly virtues; and what can be more encouraging than to find the friend who was welcome at one age, still welcome at another?

– Robert Louis Stevenson, from the Dedication,
Virginibus Puerisque and Other Papers