The Last Essays of Elia (Classic Reprint)

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Fb&c Limited, Mar 3, 2018 - 380 pages
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Stamford, in Lincolnshire: a Stout journey from London, as distances went then, and very far from the trees in Temple Garden, and the Cloisters, and the pump in Hare Court. The Lambs seem to have been in well-to-do, though probably not affluent circumstances; and had this state of middle prosperity continued, it is a great chance we should never have heard Of them. But trouble broke in; and there were losses; and a removal of the domicile to Lincoln; and therewith some scattering Of the household. It is with this cloud upon its fortunes that a family which the whole world has taken most dearly to its heart first comes within our knowledge, and dawns, through poverty and, it may be, worse disaster, into the twilight Of its fame.

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Oh, my, these are hilarious! A collection of essays by Lamb's imaginary friend, an eclectic, off-beat and highly opinionated persona. The preface, bemoaning the death of the imaginary friend while ... Read full review

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