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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 ...
... family name, one — and then another —would seem to smile, reaching forward
from the canvas, to recognise the new relationship ; while the rest looked grave,
as it seemed, at the vacancy in their dwelling, and thoughts of fled posterity.
... float him again upon the brilliant surface, under which it had been her seeming
business and pleasure all along to sink him. All men, 14 POOR RELATIONS.
He seemed thoughtful, and more reconciled. I ventured to rally him — finding him
in a better mood — upon a representation of the Artist Evangelist, which the old
man, whose affairs were beginning to flourish, had caused to be set up in POOR
He seemed above human infirmities and passions. A sort of melancholy
grandeur invested him. From some inexplicable doom I fancied him obliged to go
about in an eternal suit of mourning; a captive — a stately being, let out of the
Tower on ...
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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