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Adieu, pleasant, and thrice pleasant shade ! with my parting thanks for many a
heavy hour of life lightened by thy harmless extravaganzas, public or domestic.
Rhadamanthus, who tries the lighter causes below, leaving to his two brethren
I admired the histrionic art, by which he contrived to carry clean away every
notion of disgrace, from the occupation he had so generously submitted to; and
from that hour I judged him, with no after repentance, to be a person, with whom it
... or three hours of their dramatic existence; but no sooner does the curtain fall
with its leaden clatter, but a spirit of lead seems to seize on all their faculties.
They emerge sour, morose persons, 36 ELLISTONIANA.
of the lone sempstress, whom they may have cheered (milliner, or harder-
working mantua-maker) after her long day's needle-toil, running far into midnight,
when she has snatched an hour, ill spared from sleep, to steep her cares, as in
I knew a Unitarian minister, who was generally to be seen upon Snow-hill (as yet
Skinner's-street was not), between the hours of ten and eleven in the morning,
studying a volume of Lardner. I own this to have been a strain of abstraction ...
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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