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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 ...
reason , ” he says , “ if health could be purchased with gold ? who not ambitious ,
if it were at the command of power , or restored by honour ? but , alas ! a white
staff will not help gouty feet to walk better than a common cane ; nor a blue riband
to rehearsals , which they had hitherto been precluded from doing , by reason of
their unfashionable attire , - in these thoughts she reached the second landing -
place — the second , I mean from the topfor there was still another left to traverse
All were willing to be relieved , at any expense of reason , from the pressure of
the intolerable vacuum which had succeeded to the morning bustle . By this
means I was fortunate in keeping together the better part of the company to a late
But , by reason that Mature Humanity is too gross to breathe the air of that super -
subtile region , its portion was , and is , to be a child for ever . And because the
human part of it might not press into the heart and inwards of the palace of its ...
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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