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repaying by a backward triumph the insults he might possibly have heaped in his
life - time upon my poor pastoral progenitor . If it were presumption so to
speculate , the present owners of the mansion had least reason to complain .
They had ...
Many instances would be tedious ; these may suffice to show that comic acting at
least does not always demand from the performer that strict abstraction from all
reference to an audience , which is exacted of it ; but that in some cases a sort of
It was at least not courteous . I shall be some time before I get quite reconciled to
the separation . Farewell , old cronies , yet not for long , for again and again I will
come among ye , if I shall have your leave . Farewell Ch - dry , sarcastic , and ...
Already one paragraph , and another , as we learned afterwards from a
gentleman at the Treasury , had begun to be marked at that office , with a view of
its being submitted at least to the attention of the proper Law Officers — when an
The truest courage with them is that which is the least noisy and obtrusive . But
confront one of these silent heroes with the swaggerer of real life , and his
confidence in the theory quickly vanishes . Pretensions do not uniformly bespeak
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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