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and thou , thou dreary pile , fit mansion for a Gresham or a Whittington of old ,
stately House of Merchants ; with thy labyrinthine passages , and light - excluding
, pent - up offices , where candles for one half the year supplied the place of the ...
As she partakes more or less of this heavenly light , she informs , with
corresponding characters , the fleshly tenement which she chooses , and frames
to herself a suitable mansion . All which only proves that the soul of Mrs .
Conrady , in her ...
Hail candle - light ! without disparagement to sun or moon , the kindliest luminary
of the three - if we may not rather style thee their radiant deputy , mild viceroy of
the moon ! We love to read , talk , sit silent , eat , drink , sleep , by candle - light .
... when at some economic table he has commenced dining after dusk , and
waited for the flavour till the lights came ? ... but he knows it only by an inference ;
till the restored light , coming in aid of the olfactories , reveals to both senses the
By the same light , we must approach to their perusal , if we would catch the
flame , the odour . It is a mockery , all that is reported of the influential Phæbus .
No true poem ever owed its birth to the sun ' s light . They are abstracted works“ ...
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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