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They were , for the most part , persons of an uncertain fortune ; and , as to such
people commonly nothing is more obnoxious than a gentleman of settled (
though moderate ) income , he passed with most of them for a great miser .
I Am fond of passing my vacations ( I believe I have said so before ) at one or
other of the Universities . Next to these my choice would fix me at some woody
spot , such as the neighbourhood of Henley affords in abundance , upon the
banks of ...
A week passed in this manner , the most anxious one , I verily believe , in my
whole life , when on the evening of the 12th of April , just as I was about quitting
my desk to go home ( it might be about eight o ' clock ) I received an awful
A fortnight has passed since the date of my first communication . At that period I
was approaching to tranquillity , but had not reached it . I boasted of a calm
indeed , but it was comparative only . Something of the first flutter was left ; an ...
... where , since my resolution taken of never entering again into any public
employments , I have passed five years without ever once going to town , though
I am almost in sight of it , and have a house there always ready to receive me .
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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