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And how dare you," said her Manager — assuming a censorial severity which
would have crushed the confidence of a Vestris, and disarmed that beautiful
Rebel herself of her professional caprices — I verily believe, he thought her
Classical was thy bringing up ! and beautiful was the feeling on thy last bed,
which, connecting the man with the boy, took thee back in thy latest exercise of
imagination, to the days when, undreaming of Theatres and Managerships, thou
wert a ...
... maintain it) a little torn, and dog's-eared. How beautiful to a genuine lover of
reading are the sullied leaves, and worn out appearance, nay, the very odour (
beyond Russia,) if 46 DETACHED THOUGHTS.
... of lending a perfect assent to that church which you have so worthily historified,
yet may the ill time never come to me, when with a chilled heart, or a portion of
irreverent sentiment, I shall enter her beautiful and time- hallowed Edifices.
A word from you, Sir — a hint in your Journal — would be sufficient to fling open
the doors of the Beautiful Temple again, as we can remember them when we
were boys. At that time of life, what would the imaginative faculty (such as it is) in
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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