Saturday January 5th 2013
I've decided that "Walking John" should not be
substituted for "Walking Stewart." And I have decided this because
I do not think the man himself would approve of such Cavalier-ness, and
carelessness toward his name. So I am just going to have to learn
to live with the word "Stewart" and try to remember that "Stewart"
is just a name.
But I would like to tell John Walking
Stewart that I feel very able to refer to at least one of his books simply
as "Travels....". The full title is "Travels over the most interesting
parts of the world." "Travels...." is I think, now that Walking
Stewart has been dead these past one hundred and ninety years, a brevity he
would have no problem with.