In the essay “Dream Children: A Reverie” by Charles Lamb, the last few lines by the children read

I found myself quietly seated in my bachelor arm-chair where I had fallen asleep, with the faithful Bridget unchanged by my side - but John L (or James Elia) was gone for ever.

Who was James Elia? Bartrum was the father of the children of Alice W—-n, and Charles was a rejected lover of Alice W—-n.

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