The Romantic '90s

The Romantic '90s

The Romantic '90s

The Romantic '90s

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Ah! did you once see Shelley plain,
And did he stop and speak to you,
And did you speak to him again?
How strange it seems and new!

THE reader must not fear that I am going to write my autobiography. No, I leave that to men still in love with their own egos, that wondrous love affair which is apt to outlive all others. Something of myself, indeed, I shall be obliged here and there to bring in to make a background for these random memories of a period, in which, in spite of the alleged irreverence of the present generation, I have found, in talking to younger people, a surprisingly enthusiastic interest; but that something shall . . .

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