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April Fool (as my young lord's jester) took upon himself to marshal the guests,
and wild work he made with it. It would have posed old Erra Pater to have found
out any given Day in the year, to erect a scheme upon — good Days, bad Days, ...
The Last of Lent was spunging upon Shrovetide's pancakes ; which April Fool
perceiving, told him he did well, for pancakes were proper to a good fry-day. In
another part, a hubbub arose about the Thirtieth of January, who, it seems, being
... (the legitimate Birthday) had scarcely a rag, &c. April Fool, being made
mediator, confirmed the right in the strongest form of words to the appellant, but
decided for peace' sake that the exercise of it should remain with the present
At the mention of this, the four Quarter Days involuntarily looked at each other,
and smiled; April Fool whistled to an old tune of " New Brooms ;" and a surly old
rebel at the farther end of the table (who was discovered to be no other than the ...
... taught him for the nonce ; and was followed by the latter, who gave " Miserere"
in fine style, hitting off the mumping notes and lengthened K drawl of Old
Mortification with infinite humour. April Fool swore THE NEW YEAK'S COMING
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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