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... no town - bred , or inland - born subjects , can feel their true and natural
nourishment at these sea - places . Nature , where she does not mean us for
mariners and vagabonds , bids us stay at home . The salt foam seems to nourish
a spleen .
By this we mean , upon whom his subject has so acted , that it has seemed to
direct him — not to be arranged by him ? Any upon whom its leading or collateral
points have impressed themselves so tyrannically , that he dared not treat it ...
In this crisis , betwixt tarrying and departure , I must do justice to a foolish talent of
mine , which had otherwise like to have brought me into disgrace in the fore - part
of the day ; I mean a power , in any emergency , of thinking and giving vent to ...
If we were to treat ourselves now — that is , to have dainties a little above our
means , it would be selfish and wicked . It is the very little ... I do not mean the
veriest poor of all , but persons as we were , just above poverty . 6 I know what
Hickman wanted modesty — we do not mean him of Clarissa - but who ever
doubted his courage ? Even the poets - - upon whom this equitable distribution of
qualities should be most binding - have thought it agreeable to nature to depart
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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