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... 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 appearance. I have seen him sometimes in what is called good
company, but ...
Had I seen these brick-and-mortar knaves at their process of destruction, at the
plucking of every pannel I should have felt the varlets at my heart. I should have
cried out to them to spare a plank at least out of the cheerful store-room, in whose
The guests think " they have seen him before." Every one speculateth upon his
condition ; and the most part take him to be — a tide-waiter. He calleth you by
your Chris- tian name, to imply that his other is the same POOR RELATIONS. 11.
So have I seen a gentleman in comedy acting the shopman. So Lovelace sold his
gloves in King Street. I admired the histrionic art, by which he contrived to carry
clean away every notion of disgrace, from the occupation he had so generously ...
I knew a Unitarian minister, who was generally to be seen upon Snow-hill (as yet
Skinner's-street was not), between the hours of ten and eleven in the morning,
studying a volume of Lardner. I own this to have been a strain of abstraction ...
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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