The New Edinburgh Edition of the Collected Works of Robert Louis Stevenson

capital after colon?

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When proofing the Scibner’s essays three of the essays editors notes a number of times when a colon was followed by a capital letter. This practice seems to have been more common in Stevenson’s time, and is not just an editorial intervention: here is an example from the A265 Notebook in the Beinecke with the series of (what we might call) ‘Thoughts’, previously published as ‘Selections from His Notebook’:



Written by rdury

29/07/2012 at 5:23 am

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