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Newspapers always excite curiosity. No one ever lays one down without a feeling
of disappointment. What an eternal time that gentleman in black, at Nando's,
keeps the paper ! I am sick of hearing the waiter bawling out incessantly, " the ...
Expect no healthy conclusions from me this month, reader ; I can offer you only
sick men's dreams. And truly the whole state of sickness is such ; for what else is
it but a magnificent dream for a man to lie a-bed, and draw day-light curtains
How sickness enlarges the dimensions of a man's self to himself! he is his own
exclusive object. Supreme selfishness is inculcated upon him as his only duty. '
Tis the Two Tables of the Law to him. He has nothing to think of but how to get
What a world of foreign cares are merged in that absorbing consideration ! He
has put on the strong armour of sickness, he is wrapped in the callous hide of
suffering ; he keeps his sympathy, like some curious vintage, under trusty lock
and key ...
... occupations of mortals are ; only he has a glimmering conceit of some such
thing, when the doctor makes his daily call : and even in the lines of that busy
face he reads no multiplicity of patients, but solely conceives of himself as the
sick man ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - A_musing - LibraryThing
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