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The humour of the thing, if there was ever much in it, was pretty well exhausted;
and a two years' and a half existence has been a tolerable duration for a
phantom. I am now at liberty to confess, that much which I have heard objected to
my late ...
... excellence of their climate, giving them such a liveliness of temper and humour
, as disposes them to more pleasures of all kinds than in other countries; and
moralises upon the matter very sensibly. The "late Robert Earl of Leicester ...
It was not so much (says Temple) that so many in one small county (
Herefordshire) should live to that age, as that they should be in vigour and in
humour to travel and to dance." Monsieur Zulichem, one of his " colleagues at the
Nor has this been any sort of affectation, as some have thought it, but a mere
want of desire or humour to make so small a remove; for when I am in this corner,
I can truly say with Horace, Me quoties reficit, &c. " Me, when the cold Digentian ...
In a far better style, and more accordant with his own humour of plainness, are
the concluding sentences of his " Discourse upon Poetry." Temple took a part in
the controversy about the ancient and the modern learning; and, with that
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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