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... ringlets, but just enough to "whip the offending Adam out of thee" — shall
courteously dismiss thee at the right hand gate — the o. p. side of Hades — that
conducts to masques, and merrymakings, in the Theatre Royal of Proserpine.
As where a monarch takes up his casual abode for a night, the poorest hovel
which he honours by his sleeping in it, becomes ipso facto for that time a palace ;
so wherever Elliston walked, sate, or stood still, there was the theatre. He carried
... an unexpected elevation to the direction of a great London Theatre, affected
the consequence of Elliston, or at all changed his nature, knew ELLISTONIANA.
then with another look following up the blow, he subjoined, " I am the future
Manager of Drury Lane Theatre." — Breathless as he saw me, he stayed not for
congratulation or reply, but mutely stalked away, leaving me to chew upon his ...
Quite an Opera pit," he said to me, as he was courteously conducting me over the
benches of his Surrey Theatre, the last retreat, and recess, of his every-day
waning grandeur. Those who knew Elliston, will know the manner in which he ...
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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