in Three Clerks

Chapter 44 – Millbank

walk in the fashion of a god

Alaric’s upward amibitions are here described as if he desired to present himself like a god on earth, his Excelsior mantra aspiring almost to apotheosis. [RR 2017]



In the wake of Alaric’s conviction Gertrude sees England as offering no opportunity for the advancement of Excelsior ambitions: she and Alaric will aim their sights on rising higher elsewhere, in Australia. [RR 2017]