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The informal habit of his mind, joined to an inveterate impediment of speech,
forbade him to be an orator; and he seemed determined that no one else should
play that part when he was present. He was petit and ordinary in his person and ...
In the latter it is chance 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 ...
repaying by a backward triumph the insults he might possibly have heaped in his
life-time upon my poor pastoral progenitor. If it were presumption so to speculate,
the present owners of the mansion had least reason to complain. They had ...
I was the true descendant of those old W s ; and not the present family of that
name, who had fled the old waste places. Mine was that gallery of good old
family portraits, which as I have gone over, giving them in fancy my own family
name, one ...
His dreaming fancies had transported us beyond the " ignorant present." But
when (still hardying more and more in his triumphs over our simplicity), he went
on to affirm that he had actually sailed through the legs of the Colossus at
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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