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- The spectacle which presented itself to his eyes, when his ragged escort finally deposited him at the end of his trip, was not fitted to bear him back to poetry, even to the poetry of hell. It was more than ever the prosaic and brutal reality of the tavern.1.2.6 — Vol 1 Bk 2 Chpt 6 — The Broken Jug (35% in)
prosaic = lacking anything unusual
- At the first moment there had arisen from his poet's head, or, simply and prosaically, from his empty stomach, a mist, a vapor, so to speak, which, spreading between objects and himself, permitted him to catch a glimpse of them only in the incoherent fog of nightmare,—in those shadows of dreams which distort every outline, agglomerating objects into unwieldy groups, dilating things into chimeras, and men into phantoms.1.2.6 — Vol 1 Bk 2 Chpt 6 — The Broken Jug (32% in)
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