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Am I alone and unobserved? I am!

It’s a quote from a song, of course. From Gilbert and Sullivan‘s Patience. Reginald Bunthorne, a poet, finding himself alone on stage, addressing the audience. The next line’s ‘Then, let me own, I’m an aesthetic sham!’ But for the curious, it’s a nice little  late Victorian, post-modern, self-reflexive moment.

I think I may have this line engraved on my (virtual) tombstone….

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2 thoughts on “Am I alone and unobserved? I am!

  1. Love the illustration

  2. In short, your mediaevalism’s affectation; born of a morbid love of admiration.

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