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Mine too, Blakesmoor, was thy noble Marble Hall, with its mosaic pavements, and
its Twelve Caesars — stately busts in marble — ranged round : of whose
countenances, young reader of faces as I was, the frowning beauty of Nero, ...
A supposed interest with some of the heads of colleges had now induced him to
take up his abode in that city, with the hope of being employed upon some public
works which were talked of. From that moment I read in the countenance of the ...
It is easy to see it in their countenance. A day or two they go wandering on the
shingles, picking up cockle-shells, and thinking them great things ; but, in a poor
week, imagination slackens : they begin to discover that cockles produce no
... temporary relaxation from it. Nothing to be seen but unhappy countenances —
or half-happy at best — of emancipated 'prentices and little tradesfolks, with here
and there a servant maid that has got leave THE SUPERANNUATED MAN. 93.
This, during my latter years, had increased to such a degree, that it was visible in
all the lines of my countenance. My health and my good spirits flagged. I had
perpetually a dread of some crisis, to which I should be found unequal. Besides
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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