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10 STAGE ILLUSION . . . . .22 TO THE SHADE OF ELLISTON . . 29
ELLISTONIANA . . . . .34 DETACHED THOUGHTS ON BOOKS AND READING .
44 THE OLD MARGATE HOY . 56 THE CONVALESCENT . . . . . 70 SANITY OP
TRUE GENIUS ...
... I scorn to make any invidious distinctions among such a jolly, companionable
ship's company, as those were whom I sailed with. Something too must be
conceded to the Genius Loci. Had the confident fellow told us half the legends on
... which I was so lately, you have me once again in my natural pretensions — the
lean and meagre figure of your insignificant Essayist. 78 SANITY OF TRUE
GENIUS. So far from the position THE CONVALESCENT. 77.
78 SANITY OF TRUE GENIUS. So far from the position holding true, that great wit
(or genius, in our modern way of speaking), has a necessary alliance with
insanity, the greatest wits, on the contrary, will ever be found to be the sanest
... the reins of reason wholly go, while most he seems to do so, — he has his
better genius still whispering at his ear, with the good servant Kent suggesting
saner counsels, or with the honest steward Flavius recommending kindlier
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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