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And what if my ancestor at that date was some Damostas— rfeeding flocks, not
his own, upon the hills of Lincoln — did I in less earnest vindicate to myself the
family trappings of this once proud iEgon? — repaying by a backward triumph the
He is too familiar by half, yet you wish he had less diffidence. With half the
familiarity he might pass for a casual dependent ; with more boldness he would
be in no danger of being taken for what he is. He is too humble for a friend, yet
taketh on ...
... by-commendation of the old Minster ; in the general preference of which,
before all other cathedrals in the island, the dweller on the hill, and the plain-born
, could meet on a conciliating level, and lay down their less important differences.
We are content with less than absolute truth. 'Tis the same with dramatic illusion.
We confess we love in comedy to see an audience naturalised behind the
scenes, taken in into the interest of the drama, welcomed as bystanders however.
upon earth, — making account of the few foibles, that may have shaded thy real
life, as we call it, (though, substantially, scarcely less a vapour than thy idlest
vagaries upon the boards of Drury,) as but of so many echoes, natural re-
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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