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The informal habit of his mind, joined to an inveterate impediment of speech,
forbade him to be an orator; and he seemed determined that no one else should
play that part when he was present. He was petit and ordinary in his person and ...
... builded by the munificent and pious Colet. For thee the Pauline Muses weep.
In elegies, that shall silence this crude prose, they shall celebrate thy praise. 44
DETACHED THOUGHTS ONBOOKS AND READING. To mind ELLISTONIANA.
To mind the inside of a book is to entertain one's self with the forced product of
another man's brain. Now I think a man of quality and breeding may be much
amused with the natural sprouts of his own. Lord Foppington in the Relapse.
Coming in to an inn at night — having ordered your supper — what can be more
delightful than to find lying in the window-seat, left there time out of mind by the
carelessness of some former guest — two or three numbers of the old Town and
... occasion — but as I am not certain of the name or circumstance at this distance
of time, I must leave it to the Royal daughters of England to settle the honour
among themselves in private. I cannot call to mind 60 THE OLD MARGATE HOY.
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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