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This mortal frame, while thou didst play thy brief antics amongst us, was in truth
any thing but a prison to thee, as the vain Platonist dreams of this body to be no
better than a county gaol, forsooth, or some house of durance vile, whereof the
... still a Manager. In Green Rooms, impervious to mortal eye, the muse beholds
30 TO THE SHADE OF ELLISTON.
In Green Rooms, impervious to mortal eye, the muse beholds the wielding
posthumous empire. Thin ghosts of Figurantes (never plump on earth) circle thee
in endlessly, and still their song is Fye on sinful Phantasy. Magnificent were thy ...
I too am mortal." And it is to be believed that in both cases the rhetoric missed of
its application, for want of a proper understanding with the faculties of the
respective recipients. " Quite an Opera pit," he said to me, as he was courteously
Great wert thou in thy life, Robert William Elliston ! and not lessened in thy death,
if report speak truly, which says that thou didst direct that thy mortal remains
should repose under no inscription but one of pure Latinity. Classical was thy ...
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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