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And how shall the intenser dramatist escape being faulty, who doubtless, under
cover of passion uttered by another, oftentimes gives blameless vent to his most
inward feelings, and expresses his own story modestly ? My late friend was in ...
He has been accused of trying to be witty, when in truth he was but struggling to
give his poor thoughts articulation. He chose his companions for some
individuality of character which they manifested. — Hence, not many persons of
... contempt with which he is treated. But when the pleasant impertinent of
comedy, in a piece purely meant to give delight, and raise mirth out of whimsical
perplexities, worries the studious man with taking up his leisure, or 26 STAGE
Are we to like a pleasant rake, or coxcomb, on the stage, and give ourselves airs
of aversion for the identical character presented to us in actual life? or what
would the performer have gained by divesting himself of the impersonation?
In his adversity I ever prayed that heaven would give him strength ; for greatness
he could not want." The quality here commended was scarcely less conspicuous
in the subject of these idle reminiscences, than in my Lord Verulam. Those who ...
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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