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By Patrick Hamilton

"Dickens with a marginally of E. F. Benson" -- Anthony Powell"

Patrick Hamilton is ultimately again in model after a interval of neglect!

This quantity is a light-hearted satire at the English boarding residence, dealt with with a younger brio very varied from Hamilton's later paintings. Set in a suburban-London boarding-house in 1911, it is a abnormal love tale from the writer of "The condominium of Solitude" and "Hangover Square"

The author's eye is as sharp as ever, the characters acutely drawn and their interaction controlled to nice comedian impression. Anthony Powell describes this paintings as 'Dickens with a marginally of E.F. Benson'. released along side Nigel Jones's biography of Hamilton, via a tumbler Darkly.

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The Rev. Whitwell Elwin and W. J. Courthope, io vols. GriffithReginald H. Griffith, Alexander Pope: A Bibliography, 2 vols. HerveyLord Hervey's Memoirs, ed. Romney Sedgwick. HoraceHorace. Satires, Epistles and Ars Poetica (The Loeb Classical Library), ed. H. Rushton Fairclough. RogersRobert W. Rogers, The Major Satires of Alexander Pope (Illinois Studies in Language and Literature, Vol. XL). SpenceJoseph Spence, Observations, Anecdotes, and Characters of Books and Men, ed. James M. Osborn, 2 vols.

Asks Horace. " If Horace is sleepless, let him oil himself, swim thrice across the Tiber, and meet the night with plentiful wine. If he must write, let him celebrate Caesar. When Trebatius adds, "multa laborum/praemia laturus,'' it is hard to say whether he is venturing a sly joke or speaking quite soberly. Upon Horace's observation that it is not easy to gain the ear of Caesar, Trebatius remarks that even so it is better to try than to go about offending Pantolabus and Nomentanus or exciting hostility generally.

For the reasons why it "would hit my case," see Rogers, pp. 66 ff. Essentially the point is that after the scandal aroused by the portrait of Timon in the Epistle to Burlington, Pope could benefit by a defence in the manner of Horace. Page 8 of the most considerable lawyers of his time,"3 a terse and unillusioned advisor to the satirist, whose problem was what to do about the complaints leveled against his satire. " He is even less vocal to the next question. You mean give up all verse? asks Horace.

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