(22) "Spasmodic" and "Byronism" became interchangeable terms thanks to Thomas Carlyle's essay "On Sir Walter Scott" in the 1837 London and Westminster Review: "So bounteous was Nature to us; in the sickliest
of recorded ages, when British Literature lay all puking and sprawling in Werterism, Byronism, and other Sentimentalism tearful or spasmodic (fruit of internal wind)" (London and Westminster Review 28 [1837-38], repr.
Best of all was always the music choice in which masters of British rock development were ignored in favour of twee popsters and/or the sickliest
sweet of the soul brothers ie usually The Stylistics.
Melt is painfully predictable pop and dewy-eyed Do I sounds like les Spices at their syrupy sickliest
The sleeve notes include some of the sickliest
dedications I've ever read.
It should have been the corniest, sickliest
thing on screen since Debbie Reynolds in The Singing Nun...but it wasn't.