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... should be admitted. Some said, the appearance of such lean, starved guests,
with their mortified faces, would pervert the ends of the meeting. But the objection
was over-ruled by Christmas Day, who had a design upon Ash Wednesday (as.
Christmas Day, who had a design upon Ash Wednesday (as you shall hear), and
a mighty desire to see how the old Dominie would behave himself in his cups.
Only the Vigils were requested to come with their lanterns, to light the gentlefolks
He had stuck the Twenty First of June next to the Twenty Second of December,
and the former looked like a Maypole siding a marrow-bone. Ash Wednesday got
wedged in (as was concerted) betwixt Christmas and Lord Mayor's Days.
At the same time, removing the solitary Day from the forlorn seat which had been
assigned him, he stationed him at his own board, somewhere between the Greek
Calends and Latter Lammas. Ash Wednesday, being now called upon for a ...
Two Vigils — so watchmen are called in heaven — saw Christmas Day safe
home — they had been used to the business before. Another Vigil — a stout,
sturdy patrole, called the Eve of St. Christopher — seeing Ash Wednesday in a
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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