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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, ...
If he repel the intruder with the sober set face of a man in earnest, and more
especially if he deliver his expostulations in a tone which in the world must
necessarily provoke a duel ; his real-life manner will destroy the whimsical and
Their faces become the place. I like a smuggler. He is the only honest thief. He
robs nothing but the revenue, — an abstraction I never greatly cared about. I
could go out with them in their mackarel boats, or about their less ostensible
Only that punctual face of the old nurse pleases him, that announces his broths,
and his cordials. He likes it because it is so unmoved, and because he can pour
forth his feverish ejaculations before it as unreservedly as to his bed-post. To the
Without mention of mine, be dumb, thou thin accompanier of her thinner warble !
A veil be spread over the dear delighted face of the well-deluded father, who now
haply listening to cherubic notes, scarce feels sincerer pleasure than when she ...
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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