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187 REJOICINGS UPON THE NEW YEAR ' S COMING OF AGE . The Old Year
being dead , and the New Year coming of age , which he does , by Calendar Law
, as soon as the breath is out of the old gentleman ' s body , nothing would serve
... some in another ; but Valentine and pretty Muy took their departure together in
one of the prettiest silvery twilights a Lover ' s Day could wish to set in . 197 , THE
WEDDING . I do not know when 196 THE NEW YEAR ' S COMING OF AGE .
... we used to welcome in the 6 coming guest . ” Now we have no reckoning at all
at the end of the old year - no flattering promises about the new year doing better
for us . ” Bridget is so sparing of her speech on most occasions , that when she ...
The unexpected coming in of a visitant stops the machine . There is a punctual
generation who time their calls to the precise commencement of your dining -
hour - not to eatbut to see you eat . Our knife and fork drop instinctively , and we
Take away the candle from the smoking man ; by the glimmering of the left ashes
, he knows that he is still smoking , but he knows it only by an inference ; till the
restored light , coming in aid of the olfactories , reveals to both senses the full ...
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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