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It was the widow ' s cruse — the loaves and fishes ; carving could not lessen nor
helping diminish it - the stamina were left — the elemental bone still flourished ,
divested of its accidents . - Let us live while we can , " methinks I hear the open ...
With nothing to live on , he seemed to live on everything . He had a stock of
wealth in his mind ; not that which is properly termed Content , for in truth he was
not to be contained at all , but overflowed all bounds by the force of a magnificent
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 Hague ...
Let me yet less possess , so I may live , Whate ' er of life remains , unto myself .
May I have books enough ; and one year ' s store , Not to depend upon each
doubtful hour : This is enough of mighty Jove to pray , Who , as he pleases , gives
( That I should live to say I knew , And have not in possession still ! ) — Things
known permit me to renewOf him you know his merit such , I cannot say - you
hear — too much . Within these woods of Arcady He chief delight and pleasure
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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