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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
I Am fond of passing my vacations ( I believe I have said so before ) at one or
other of the Universities . Next to these my choice would fix me at some woody
spot , such as the neighbourhood of Henley affords in abundance , upon the
banks of ...
A week passed in this manner , the most anxious one , I verily believe , in my
whole life , when on the evening of the 12th of April , just as I was about quitting
my desk to go home ( it might be about eight o ' clock ) I received an awful
... back fashion , and Old Mortification went floating home , singingOn the bat ' s
back do I fly , . . and a number of old snatches besides , between drunk and sober
, but very few Aves or Penitentiaries ( you may believe me ) were among them .
To this unwillingness , I believe , in most cases may be traced the difference of
opinion on this point between child and parent , whatever pretences of interest or
prudence may be held out to cover it . The hardheartedness of fathers is a fine ...
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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