Essay, Drollery; Ballad, Drollery
N, pseud. [William Newman] *
Discusses the fact that photographic portraits fade gradually and thus 'keep pace with those fleeting impressions or feelings under which it is usual for one to ask another for his or her miniature'. The narrator presents an illustration to show the dramatic fading of his own portrait, produced by 'cheap photography', and appends a 'pathetic ballad' from his lover, lamenting the disappearance of his nose and facial hair from the portrait.
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