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The solitude of childhood is not so much the mother of thought, as it is the feeder
of love, and silence, and admiration. So strange a passion for the place
possessed me in those years, that, though there lay — I shame to say how few
The greatness of wit, by which the poetic talent is here chiefly to be understood,
manifests itself in the admirable balance of all the faculties. Madness is the
disproportionate straining or excess of any one of them. " So strong a wit," says
Tibbs, and Bo badil, even when detected, have more of our admiration than
contempt. But for a man to put the cheat upon himself; to play the Bobadil at
home ; and, steeped in poverty up to the lips, to fancy himself all the while chin-
deep in ...
But time partially reconciles us to anything. I gradually became content —
doggedly contented, as wild animals in cages. It is true I had my Sundays to
myself; but Sundays, admirable as the institution of them is for purposes of
worship, are for ...
... or that the unequal mixture of the modern languages would not bear it — the
great heights and excellency both of poetry and music fell with the Roman
learning and empire, and have never since recovered the admiration and
applauses that ...
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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