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upon earth, — making account of the few foibles, that may have shaded thy real
life, as we call it, (though, substantially, scarcely less a vapour than thy idlest
vagaries upon the boards of Drury,) as but of so many echoes, natural re-
In his adversity I ever prayed that heaven would give him strength ; for greatness
he could not want." The quality here commended was scarcely less conspicuous
in the subject of these idle reminiscences, than in my Lord Verulam. Those who ...
... feel in part on this occasion), at the sight of the sea for the first time ? I think the
reason usually given— referring to the incapacity of actual objects for satisfying
our preconceptions of them — scarcely goes deep enough into the question.
... the darker side of my captivity. Without it, as I have said, I could scarcely have
sustained my thraldom. Independently of the rigours of attendance, I have ever
been haunted with a sense (perhaps a mere 94 THE SUPERANNUATED MAN.
... of mind the prescriptive right to have lain with her, till her rival had basely
supplanted her ; whom she represented as little better than a kept mistress, who
went about in fine clothes, while she (the legitimate Birthday) had scarcely a rag,
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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