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THAT VERBAL ALLUSIONS ARE NOT WIT, BECAUSE THEY WILL NOT BEAR
TRANSLATION 239 IX. THAT THE WORST PUNS ARE THE BEST 241 X. THAT
HANDSOME IS THAT HANDSOME DOES 246 XI. THAT WE SHOULD NOT
Journeying northward lately, I could not resist going some few miles out of my
road to look upon the remains of an old great house with which I had been
impressed in this way in infancy. I was apprised that the owner of it had lately
pulled it ...
The tapestried bed-rooms — tapestry so much better than painting — not
adorning merely, but peopling the wainscots — at which childhood ever and
anon would steal a look, shifting its coverlid (replaced as quickly) to exercise its
... or kept it almost a secret to ourselves — that he never once lost his self-
possession ; that he let out by a thousand droll looks and gestures — meant at us
, and not at all supposed to be STAGE ILLUSION. 23.
Macbeth must see the dagger, and no ear but his own be told of it ; but an old fool
in farce may think he sees something, and by conscious words and looks express
it, as plainly as he can speak, to pit, box, and gallery. When an impertinent in ...
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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