Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 98, March 22, 1890

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1890
Language: English
Wordcount: 10,571 / 39 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 46.6
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 261
Added to site: 2009.11.10
mnybks.net#: 25747
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Periodical, Humor
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on to themselves, and to one another, will join him in worshipping the dead or living nonentities whose laurelled photographs adorn his rooms. He will cover his couches with soft silks, his walls will be hung with impressionist etchings and engravings of undraped ladies of French origin, terra-cotta statuettes principally of the young Apollo, will be placed in every corner, and a marble bust of the young AUGUSTUS will occupy the place of honour next to the grand piano, on which, will be ranged the framed cabinet photographs of interesting young men. Each photograph will bear upon it an appropriate inscription, announcing it to be, for instance, a gift "From BOBBY to TODDLEKINS." Nothing more is necessary for the perfect life of dilettantism, except to settle an afternoon for tea, and an evening for music. When this is done the Dilettante is complete.

It is curious, however, that although he aims at being considered a poet, an artist, a dramatist, and a musical composer, the Dilettante rather a

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