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... Blakesmoor, was thy noble Marble Hall, with its mosaic pavements, and its
Twelve Caesars — stately busts in marble — ranged round : of whose
countenances, young reader of faces as I was, the frowning beauty of Nero, I
remember, had ...
... and insults you with a special commendation of your window-curtains. He is of
opinion that the urn is the more elegant shape, but, after all, there was something
more comfortable about the old tea-kettle— which you must remember. He dare ...
must remember. He dare say you must find a great convenience in having a
carriage of your own, and appealeth to your lady if it is not so. Inquireth if you
have had your arms done on vellum yet; and did not know till lately, that such-
John Billet did not survive long, after the digesting of this affront ; but he survived
long enough to assure me that peace was actually restored ! and, if I remember
aright, another pudding was discreetly substituted in the place of that which had ...
Yet we most of us remember Jack Bannister's cowards. Could any thing be more
agreeable, more pleasant ? We loved the rogues- H6w was this effected but by
the exquisite art of the actor in a perpetual sub-insinuation to us, the spectators, ...
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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