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... so as to become stock books — it is good to possess these in durable and
costly covers , I do not care for a First Folio of Shakspeare . I rather prefer the
common editions of Rowe and Tonson , without notes , and with plates , which ,
being so ...
But what is become of the solitary mystery — the Daughters three , That sing
around the golden tree ? This is not the way in which Poussin would have treated
this subject . The paintings , or rather the stupendous architectural designs , of a ...
... since we have become rich and finical , give you half the honest vanity , with
which you flaunted it about in that over - worn - suit - your old corbeau — for four
or five weeks longer than you should have done , to pacify I 2 OLD CHINA . 219.
What would become of a great part of the wit of the last age , if it were tried by this
test ? How would certain topics , as aldermanity , cuckoldry , have sounded to a
Terentian auditory , though Terence himself had been alive to translate them ?
... become familiar . We feel attenuated into their meagre essences , and have
given the hand of half - way approach to incorporeal being . We once thought life
to be something ; but it has unaccountably 272 POPULAR FALLACI ES .
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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