- Kipling Redivivus. To the Editor of The Athenaeum
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40 ] Kipling Redivivus To the Editor of The Athenaeum The Athenaeum, 4646 (16 May 1919) 344 Sir, – Mr. Lytton Strachey informs me that in my review of Kipling’s verse last week I referred to the “Authorized Version” as the “Revised Version.”1 I meant the Bible published by direction of King James I, and still in use in my childhood. Mr. Strachey says that there is a modern edition called the “Revised Version.”2 I admit and apologize for the error. Yours, etc., T. S. E. Notes 1. “Kipling Redivivus” (33); Giles Lytton Strachey (1880-1932) likely informed TSE of his mistake either while they were both at Garsington on 10-11 May or the following day when they met in London. TSE had been introduced to him in the summer of 1916 by Clive Bell, and that autumn he recommended Strachey’s Landmarks in French Literature (1912) to students of his Extension lectures (1.476). The two began to correspond regularly after their latest meeting, and on 19 May, TSE urged Strachey to “keep me in touch with your movements, and perhaps you will even let me have your opinions and Revisions of anything of mine you see in print” (L1 352). 2. The Revised Version is an English translation of the Bible published from 1881 to 1895 and based on the Authorized or King James Version (1611). ...