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This poor gentleman, who for some months past had been in a declining way,
hath at length paid his final tribute to nature. To say truth, it is time he were gone.
The humour of the thing, if there was ever much in it, was pretty well exhausted; ...
Hence, not many persons of science, and few professed literati, were of his
councils. They were, for the most part, persons of an uncertain fortune ; and, as to
such people commonly nothing is more obnoxious than a gentleman of settled ...
227 n. THAT ILL-GOTTEN GAIN NEVER PROSPERS 229 [1L THAT A MAN
MUST NOT LAUGH AT HIS OWN JEST 230 IT. THAT SUCH A ONE SHOWS HIS
BREEDING THAT IT IS EASY TO PERCEIVE HE IS NO GENTLEMAN 231 Y.
You send her soup at dinner, and she begs to be helped — after the gentlemen.
Mr. requests the honour of taking wine with her ; she hesitates between Port and
Madeira, and chooses the former — because he does. She calls the servant Sir ...
... on this matter, are certainly not attended with anything painful, or very
humiliating, in the recalling. At my father's table (no very splendid one) was to be
found, every Saturday, the mysterious figure of an aged gentleman, clothed in
neat black, ...
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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