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... and be suspected for an odd fellow ; till some unlucky occasion provoking it, he
odd fellow ; till some unlucky occasion provoking it, he would stutter out some
senseless pun (not altogether senseless perhaps, if rightly taken), which has
stamped his character for the evening. It was hit or miss with him ; but nine times
out of ...
... but some present human frailty — an act of inattention on the part of some of
the auditory — or a trait of affectation, or worse, vainglory, on that of the preacher
— puts us by our best thoughts, disharmonising the place and the occasion.
A peculiar sort of sweet pudding, which appeared on no other occasion,
distinguished the days of his coming. I used to think him a prodigiously rich man.
All I could make out of him was, that he and my father had been schoolfellows a
The old gentleman said nothing at the time — but he took occasion in the course
of the evening, when some argument had intervened between them, to utter with
an emphasis which chilled the company, and which chills me now as I write it ...
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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