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In the present age, alas! our pens are ravished by unlettered authors and unmannered critics, that make a havoc rather than a building, a wilderness rather than a garden. But, a lack! what boots it to drop tears upon the preterit?

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Aubrey Vincent Beardsley (August 21, 1872 March 16, 1898) was an influential English artist, illustrator, and author. He was born in Brighton, England.

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