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Magnificent were thy capriccios on this globe of earth, Robert William Elliston ! for
as yet we know not thy new name in heaven. It irks me to think, that, stript of thy
regalities, thou shouldst ferry over, a poor forked shade, in crazy Stygian wherry.
In his adversity I ever prayed that heaven would give him strength ; for greatness
he could not want." The quality here commended was scarcely less conspicuous
in the subject of these idle reminiscences, than in my Lord Verulam. Those who ...
... Hill was his " highest heaven;" himself "Jove in his chair." There he sat in state,
while before him, on complaint of prompter, was brought for judgment — how
shall I describe her? — one of those little tawdry things that 40 ELLISTONIANA.
With the gales of heaven thou wentest swimmingly; or, when it was their pleasure
, stoodest still with sailor-like patience. Thy course was natural, not forced, as in a
hot-bed ; nor didst thou go poisoning the breath of ocean with sulphureous ...
So strong a wit," says Cowley, speaking of a poetical friend, " did Nature to him
frame, As all things but his judgment overcame , His judgment like the heavenly
moon did show, Tempering that mighty sea below." The ground of the mistake is,
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Oh, my, these are hilarious! A collection of essays by Lamb's imaginary friend, an eclectic, off-beat and highly opinionated persona. The preface, bemoaning the death of the imaginary friend while ... Read full review