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To make the intrusion comic , the actor who plays the annoyed man must a little
desert nature ; he must , in short , be thinking of the audience , and express only
so much dissatisfaction and peeyishness as is consistent with the pleasure of ...
... the feelings which they so powerfully called up in others , yet by frequent
repetition those feelings must become deadened in great measure , and the
performer trust to the memory of past emotion , rather than express a present one
before our feet ( though by some accounted the only natural ) are least natural for
the high Sydnean love to express its fancies by . They may serve for the loves of
Tibullus , or the dear Author of the Schoolmistress ; for passions that creep and ...
I think the Lover would have been staggered , if he had gone about to express
the same thought in English . I am sure , Sydney has no flights like this . His
extravaganzas do not strike at the sky , though he takes leave to adopt the pale
Before the youthful part of my female readers express their indignation at the
abominable loss of time occasioned to the lovers by the preposterous notions of
my old friend , they will do well to consider the reluctance which a fond parent ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - A_musing - LibraryThing
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