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The humour of the thing, if there was ever much in it, was pretty well exhausted;
and a two years' and a half existence has been a tolerable duration for a
phantom. I am now at liberty to confess, that much which I have heard objected to
my late ...
bound me to the house, and such my carefulness not to pass its strict and proper
precincts, that the idle waters lay unexplored for me ; and not till late in life,
curiosity prevailing over elder devotion, I found, to my astonishment, a pretty
I partly believe, he made pretty sure of his company. Not many rich, not many
wise, or learned, composed at that time the common stowage of a Margate
packet. We were, I am afraid, a set of as unseasoned Londoners (let our enemies
give it a ...
... and thinking them great things ; but, in a poor week, imagination slackens :
they begin to discover that cockles produce no pearls, and then — O then ! — if I
could interpret for the pretty creatures (I know they have not 68 THE OLD
interpret for the pretty creatures (I know they have not the courage to confess it
themselves) how gladly would they exchange their sea-side rambles for a
Sunday walk on the greensward of their accustomed Twickenham meadows ! I
would ask ...
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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