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I don ' t know that , Sir , but I will never stand to be hissed , ” was the subjoinder of
young Confidence - when gathering up his features into one significant mass of
wonder , pity , and expostulatory indignation - in a lesson never to have been ...
I saw a boy with eager eye Open a book upon a stall , And read , as he ' d devour
it all ; Which when the stall - man did espy , Soon to the boy I heard him call , “
You , Sir , you never buy a book , Therefore in one you shall not look . ” The boy ...
... our first sea - side experiment , and many circumstances combined to make it
the most agreeable holyday of my life . We had neither of us seen the sea , and
we had never been from home so long together in company THE OLD MARGATE
She was entirely unconscious at first of the mistake : God knows , Ravenscroft
would never have discovered it . But when she had got down to the first of those
uncouth landing - places , she became sensible of an unusual weight of metal ...
Though in some points of doctrine , and perhaps of discipline , I am diffident of
lending a perfect assent to that church which you have so worthily historified , yet
may the ill time never come to me , when with a chilled heart , or a portion of ...
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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