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Those who did not like him, hated him ; and some, who once liked him,
afterwards became his bitterest vi PREFACE.
and some, who once liked him, afterwards became his bitterest haters. The truth
is, he gave himself too little concern what he uttered, and in whose presence. He
observed neither time nor place, and would e'en out with what came uppermost.
I was apprised that the owner of it had lately pulled it down ; still I had a vague
notion that it could not all have perished, that so much solidity with magnificence
could not have been crushed all at once into the mere dust and rubbish which I ...
Its furniture was still-standing — even to the tarnished gilt leather battledores, and
crumbling feathers of shuttlecocks in the nursery, which told that children had
once played there. But I was a lonely child, and had the range at will of every ...
And what if my ancestor at that date was some Damostas— rfeeding flocks, not
his own, upon the hills of Lincoln — did I in less earnest vindicate to myself the
family trappings of this once proud iEgon? — repaying by a backward triumph the
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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