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... a more intolerable dun upon your pride, — a drawback upon success, — a
rebuke to your rising, — a stain in your blood, — a blot on your scutcheon, — a
rent in your garment, — a death's head at your banquet, — Agathocles' pot, — a
A supposed interest with some of the heads of colleges had now induced him to
take up his abode in that city, with the hope of being employed upon some public
works which were talked of. From that moment I read in the countenance of the ...
At the hazard of losing some credit on this head, I must confess that I dedicate no
inconsiderable portion of my time to other people's thoughts. I dream away my life
in others' speculations. I love to lose myself in other men's minds. When I am ...
He had been Aid-de-camp (among other rare accidents and fortunes) to a
Persian prince, and at one blow had stricken off the head of the King of
Carimania on horseback. He, of course, married the Prince's daughter. I forget
what unlucky turn ...
Now he lies full length, then half-length, obliquely, transversely, head and feet
quite across the bed; and none accuses him of tergiversation. Within the four
curtains he is absolute. They are his Mare Clausum. How sickness enlarges the ...
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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