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The Cave of Spleen
Aubrey Beardsley, 1872-1898
Photo-reproduction of pen-and-ink drawing
From Pope's The Rape of the Lock:
A constant vapour o'er the Place flies;
Strange Phantoms rising as the Mists arise.
Beardsley's Grotesque Cave of Spleen
Pope, Alexander. The Rape of the Lock. London: Leonard Smithers, 1896.
Last modified 1 November 2004