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Richard Amlet, Esq., in the play, is a notable instance of the disadvantages, to
which this chimerical notion of affinity constituting a claim to acquaintance, may
subject the spirit of a gentleman. A little foolish blood is all that is betwixt him and
... all the purposes of dramatic delight be attained by a judicious understanding,
not too openly announced, between the ladies and gentlemen — on both sides of
the curtain. TO THE SHADE OF ELLISTON. Joyousest of once embodied spirits, ...
Joyousest of once embodied spirits, whither at length hast thou flown ? to what
genial region are we permitted to conjecture that thou hast flitted. Art thou sowing
thy wild oats yet (the harvest time was still to come with thee) upon casual sands
... or three hours of their dramatic existence; but no sooner does the curtain fall
with its leaden clatter, but a spirit of lead seems to seize on all their faculties.
They emerge sour, morose persons, 36 ELLISTONIANA.
Did he play Ranger ? and did Ranger fill the general bosom of the town with
satisfaction ? why should he not be Ranger, and diffuse the same cordial
satisfaction among his private circles ? with his temperament, his animal spirits,
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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