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In the latter it is chance but some present human frailty - an act of inattention on
the part of some of the auditory — or a trait of affectation , or worse , vain - glory ,
on that of the preacher - puts us by our best thoughts , disharmonising the place ...
Or if , abandoning himself to that severer chaos of a “ human mind untuned , ” he
is content awhile to be mad with Lear , or to hate mankind ( a sort of madness )
with Timon , neither is that madness , nor this misanthropy , so unchecked , but ...
... is a human fear , and a divine fear . The one is disturbed , restless , and bent
upon escape . The other is bowed down , effortless , passive . When the spirit
appeared before Eliphaz in the visions of the night , and.
Then pity first sprang up in angelic bosoms ; and yearnings ( like the human )
touched them at the sight of the immortal lame one . And with pain did then first
those Intuitive Essences , with pain and strife to their natures ( not grief ) , put
The severest exaction surely ever invented upon the self - denial of poor human
nature ! This is to expect a gentleman to give a treat without partaking of it ; to sit
esurient at his own table , and commend the flavour of his venison upon 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