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He was lord of his library, and seldom cared for looking out beyond his domains.
The healing influence of studious pursuits was upon him, to soothe and to
abstract. He was almost a healthy man ; when the waywardness of his fate broke
My conceit of his person," — it is Ben Jonson speaking of Lord Bacon, — "was
never increased towards him by his place or honours. But I have, and do
reverence him for the greatness, that was only proper to himself; in that he
seemed to me ...
Lord Foppington in the Relapse. An ingenious acquaintance of my own was so
much struck with this bright sally of his Lordship, that he has left off reading
altogether, to the great improvement of his originality. At the hazard of losing
... except the beatings of one feeble pulse ? If there be a regal solitude, it is a sick
bed. How the patient lords it there ! what caprices he acts without control ! how
king-like he sways his pillow — tumbling, and tossing, and shifting, and lowering,
... his sense of when and where more confounded, among the improbable events
, the incoherent incidents, the inconsistent characters, or no-characters, of some
third-rate love intrigue — where the persons shall be a Lord Glendamour and 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