from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See fantast.
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The cause of the phantasy was called the "phantast," _e.
A dreamscape representing Roger and Angelica, the knight in shining armor and the maiden-in-distress from Orlando Furioso, by my favorite phantast Redon, painted with the same palette as La coquille 1912.
I willingly do him justice; he is no empty phantast; he speaks of mighty truths, and mostly in a bold figurative style; the people who despise him know not either how to value or discriminate his qualities.
No surely! rather of a fool or madman: or at best of a vain or ignorant phantast!
'the phantast' and the emergence of a man of the people who is nothing less but also nothing more than a symbol.
Buy fine dresses, bedizen yourself with tom-foolery of all shades and colours, go to dances and lap up champagne, make music or throw your damn fiddle on the dung heap, do anything you want to do, I’ll pay for it; but that green-eyed phantast, that lunk-headed rat-catcher, that woman-eater and music-box bird, no, no! Never!