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" We are not of Alice, nor of thee, nor are we children at all. The children of Alice call Bartrum father. We are nothing ; less than nothing ; and dreams. We are only what might have been, and must wait upon the tedious shores of Lethe millions of ages... "
Spirit of the English Magazines - Página 262
1822
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Flame of Separation

Des Kennedy - 2009 - 273 páginas
...all of a sudden, WHAM!!! I read a line near the end about the socalled dream children where they say "we are nothing, less than nothing, and dreams. We are only what might have been..." That was so incredible. It's just what I feel sometimes too, that I'm nothing, only a dream, less than...
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Edward Elgar, Modernist

J. P. E. Harper-Scott - 2006 - 255 páginas
...'what might have been' echoes the quotation from Charles Lamb in the score of Dream Children, Op. 43: 'We are nothing; less than nothing, and dreams. We are only what might have been'. Allis uses this observation to tie Falstaff in with what he calls 'Elgar's retrospective aesthetic'....
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Edward Elgar and the Nostalgic Imagination

Matthew Riley - 2007 - 243 páginas
...Charles Lamb in which an old bachelor beholds two children who gradually fade from his view, whispering 'we are nothing, less than nothing, and dreams. We are only what might have been! Elgar's later part-songs, such as Death on the Hills (1914), The Wanderer (1923) and The Herald (1925),...
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Romantic Prose Fiction

Gerald Ernest Paul Gillespie, Manfred Engel, Bernard Dieterle - 2008 - 733 páginas
...the natural process of development by their early death and thus become symbols of eternal childhood: »We are nothing; less than nothing, and dreams. We...upon the tedious shores of Lethe millions of ages before we have existence and a name« (Lamb, 299). The motif of the »strange child« is repeatedly...
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