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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 ;
and insists on not troubling him to hold her plate. The housekeeper patronizes ...
As where a monarch takes up his casual abode for a night, the poorest hovel
which he honours by his sleeping in it, becomes ipso facto for that time a palace ;
so wherever Elliston walked, sate, or stood still, there was the theatre. He carried
My conceit of his person," — it is Ben Jonson speaking of Lord Bacon, — "was
never increased towards him by his place or honours. But I have, and do
reverence him for the greatness, that was only proper to himself; in that he
seemed to me ...
such a book, for instance, as the Life of the Duke of Newcastle, by his Duchess —
no casket is rich enough, no casing sufficiently durable, to honour and keep safe
such a jewel. Not only rare volumes of this description, which seem hopeless ...
... occasion — but as I am not certain of the name or circumstance at this distance
of time, I must leave it to the Royal daughters of England to settle the honour
among themselves in private. I cannot call to mind 60 THE OLD MARGATE HOY.
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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