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If he had a blemish , it was too much pride ; but its quality was inoffensive ; it was
not of that sort which hardens the heart , and serves to keep inferiors at a
distance ; it only sought to ward off derogation from itself . It was the principle of
... half seriously , I should have fallen upon a recital so eminently painful ; but this
theme of poor relationship is replete with so much matter for tragic as well as
comic associations , that it is difficult to keep the account distinct without blending
Servants gliding up or down the distant staircase , treading as upon velvet ,
gently keep his ear awake , so long as he troubles not himself further than with
some feeble guess at their errands . Exacter knowledge would be a burthen to
him : he ...
Any that has imparted to his compositions , not merely so much truth as is enough
to convey a story with clearness , but that individualising property , which should
keep the subject so treated : distinct in feature from every other subject ...
No conventual porter could keep his keys better than this custos with the “ lidless
eyes . ” He not only sees that none do intrude into that privacy , but , as clear as
daylight , that none but Hercules aut Diabolus by any manner of means can .
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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