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Being a Sequel to Essays Published Under that Name Charles Lamb. PREFACE
. BY A FRIEND OF THE LATE ELIA . This poor gentleman , who for some months
past had been in a declining way , hath at length paid his final tribute to nature .
But there is something not natural in this everlasting acting ; we want the real
man . ” Are you quite sure that it is not the man himself , whom ... What if it is the
nature of some men to be highly artificial ? The fault is least reprehensible in
I am sure that 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 ...
Caliban , the Witches , are as true to the laws of their own nature ( ours with a
difference ) , as Othello , Hamlet , and Macbeth . Herein the great and the little
wits are differenced ; that if the latter wander ever so little from nature or actual ...
And with pain did then first those Intuitive Essences , with pain and strife to their
natures ( not grief ) , put back their ... be ) of the half - earth - born ; and what
intuitive notices they could not repel ( by reason that their nature is , to know all
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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