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And how shall the intenser dramatist escape being faulty, who doubtless, under
cover of passion uttered by another, oftentimes gives blameless vent to his most
inward feelings, and expresses his own story modestly ? My late friend was in ...
SHIRE. I do not know a pleasure more affecting than to range at will over the
deserted apartments of some fine old family mansion. The traces of extinct
grandeur admit of a better passion than envy : and contemplations on the great
and good, ...
Then, that haunted room — in which old Mrs. Battle died — whereinto I have
crept, but always in the day-time, with a passion of fear ; and a sneaking curiosity,
terror-tainted, to hold communication with the past. — How shall they build it up ...
... where the dignity and sweetness of a scholar's life, meeting with the alloy of a
humble introduction, wrought in him a passionate devotion to the place, with a
profound aversion from the society. The servitor's gown (worse than his school ...
He seemed above human infirmities and passions. A sort of melancholy
grandeur invested him. From some inexplicable doom I fancied him obliged to go
about in an eternal suit of mourning; a captive — a stately being, let out of the
Tower on ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - A_musing - LibraryThing
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