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" I was buried for a thousand years in stone coffins, with mummies and sphinxes, in narrow chambers at the heart of eternal pyramids. I was kissed, with cancerous kisses, by crocodiles ; and laid, confounded with all unutterable slimy things, amongst reeds... "
CONFESSIONS OF AN ENGLISH OPIUM-EATER AND SUSPIRIA DE PROFUNDIS - Side 118
af THOMAS DE QUINCEY - 1853
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The Confessions of an English Opium Eater: Being an Extract from the Life of ...

Thomas De Quincey - 1900 - 211 sider
...trem- 15 bled at. I was buried, for a thousand years, in stone coffins, with mummies and sphynxes, in narrow chambers at the heart of eternal pyramids....confounded with all unutterable slimy things, amongst 20 reeds and Nilotic mud. I thus give the reader some slight abstraction of my Oriental dreams, which...
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The World's Great Masterpieces: History, Biography, Science, Philosophy ...

Harry Thurston Peck - 1901
...Osiris : I had done a deed, they said, which the ibis and the crocodile trembled at. I was buried, for a thousand years, in stone coffins, with mummies,...laid, confounded with all unutterable slimy things, among reeds and Nilotic mud. I thus give the reader some slight abstraction of my Oriental dreams,...
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Crowned Masterpieces of Literature that Have Advanced Civilization ..., Bind 4

David Josiah Brewer - 1902
...Osiris; I had done a deed, they said, which the ibis and the crocodile trembled at. I was buried for a thousand years, in stone coffins, with mummies and...abstraction of my Oriental dreams, which always filled me with such amazement at the monstrous scenery, that horror seemed absorbed for a while in sheer astonishment....
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Drug Dependence, Oplag 1–5

1969
...Osiris— I had done a deed, they said, which the ibis and the crocodile trembled at— I was bound for a thousand years in stone coffins, with mummies and...unutterable slimy things, amongst reeds and Nilotic mud. Over every form, and threat, and punishment, and dim, sightless incarceration, brooded a sense of eternity...
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British Romantic Writers and the East: Anxieties of Empire

Nigel Leask - 2004 - 266 sider
...Osiris: I had done a deed, they said, which the ibis and the crocodile trembled at. I was buried, for a thousand years, in stone coffins, with mummies and...unutterable slimy things, amongst reeds and Nilotic mud. (C 109) Underlining the exotic imagery of De Quincey's prose is a terror of imperialism as well as...
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The Wilderness of Dreams: Exploring the Religious Meanings of Dreams in ...

Kelly Bulkeley - 1994 - 309 sider
...nightmare in which horrifying mythological creatures from the Orient attacked him — "I was buried in stone coffins, with mummies and sphinxes, in narrow...was kissed, with cancerous kisses by crocodiles, and was laid, confounded with all unutterable abortions, amongst reeds and Nilotic mud" (Hill 1967, 106-9);...
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Walking the Victorian Streets: Women, Representation, and the City

Deborah Epstein Nord - 1995 - 270 sider
...to African to Egyptian to Indian, the dream leaps from Vishnu and Siva to Isis and Osiris and ends: "I was kissed, with cancerous kisses, by crocodiles;...unutterable slimy things, amongst reeds and Nilotic mud" (p. 109). The crocodile, like the Malay, seems an externalization of the narrator's own sin — his...
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The Seven Sisters of Sleep: The Celebrated Drug Classic

Mordecai Cooke, Mordecai Cubitt Cooke - 1997 - 288 sider
...they said, which the ibis and the crocodile trembled at. Thousands of years I lived, and was buried in stone coffins, with mummies and sphinxes, in narrow...was kissed with cancerous kisses by crocodiles, and was laid, confounded with all unutterable abortions, amongst reeds and Nilotic mud. Again he says:...
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Oriental Prospects: Western Literature and the Lure of the East

C. C. Barfoot, Theo d'. Haen - 1998 - 283 sider
...they said, which the ibis and the crocodile trembled at. Thousands of years I lived and was buried in stone coffins, with mummies and sphinxes, in narrow...kissed, with cancerous kisses, by crocodiles, and was laid, confounded with all unutterable abortions, amongst reeds and Nilotic mud. 40 Phantasmagorical...
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Oriental Prospects: Western Literature and the Lure of the East

C. C. Barfoot, Theo d'. Haen - 1998 - 283 sider
...they said, which the ibis and the crocodile trembled at. Thousands of years I lived and was buried in stone coffins, with mummies and sphinxes, in narrow...kissed, with cancerous kisses, by crocodiles, and was laid, confounded with all unutterable abortions, amongst reeds and Nilotic mud.40 Phantasmagoric...
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