The Idler Magazine, Band 3

Chatto & Windus, 1893

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Seite 266 - It is not only what we have inherited from our father and mother that " walks " in us. It is all sorts of dead ideas, and lifeless old beliefs, and so forth. They have no vitality, but they cling to us all the same, and we cannot shake them off.
Seite 94 - Methinks I should know you and know this man; Yet I am doubtful; for I am mainly ignorant What place this is, and all the skill I have Remembers not these garments; nor I know not Where I did lodge last night. Do not laugh at me; For, as I am a man, I think this lady To be my child Cordelia.
Seite 386 - People don't seem to understand me Westminster Abbey ! I was there all day yesterday. If I live I shall be buried there, so help me God ! A completely defined consciousness of great poetical genius is my only antidote against utter despair and despicable failure.
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Seite 329 - We sit at our desks and think and think, and write and write, but the story is ever the same. Men told it and men listened to it many years ago; we are telling it to one another to-day; we shall be telling it to one another a thousand years hence; and the story is: 'Once upon a time there lived a man and a woman who loved him.' The little critic cries that it is not new, and asks for something fresh, thinking — as children do — that there are strange things in the world.
Seite 309 - My dear Toole, — Were you ever in a mess ? If you never were I can explain it to you, having been in several ; indeed, I don't mind confessing to you that I am in one now, and, strange to say, you are perhaps the only man who can get me out of it. You need not button up your pockets, it isn'ta pecuniary one. Only fancy ! after thirty years...
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