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Presumption; or, the Fate of Frankenstein by Richard Brinsley Peake A Romantic Circles Electronic Edition Edited by Stephen C. Behrendt

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"otamies" - This word may be intended as "atomies," an archaic term for skeletons.

"I jump like a maggot out of cheese!" - There is a kind of cheese eaten in Italy with maggots in it. It is considered a delicacy by those who enjoy it, but it is illegal to serve. The maggots spring out of it with considerable violence; in fact, they aim for the eyes of the eater! Housewives rid their cheese of maggots by placing it in a bag and waiting until the popping sound of the maggots hitting the bag has ceased."

"0 lord; there he is, kicking up the devil’s own flame!" - A flame that burns blue is said to be a witch's flame, or a sign that a witch is nearby.

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August 2001

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