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Marry — as the friendly vapour ascended , how his prattle would curl up
sometimes with it ! the ligaments , which tongue - tied him , were loosened , and
the stammerer proceeded a statist ! I do not know whether I ought to bemoan or
... of the “ stiff ” and “ cumbrous ” — which I have sometimes heard objected to the
Arcadia . The verse runs off swiftly and gallantly . It might have been 148 SIR
PHILIP SYDNEY ' S SONNETS .
whether she was likely to allow us a table - clothand wish for such another honest
hostess , as Izaak Walton has described many a one on the pleasant banks of the
Lea , when he went a fishing - and sometimes they would prove obliging ...
A custom is sometimes as difficult to explain to a foreigner as a pun . What would
become of a great part of the wit of the last age , if it were tried by this test ? How
would certain topics , as aldermanity , cuckoldry , have sounded to a Terentian ...
At our time of life , to be alone sometimes is as needful as sleep . It is the
refreshing sleep of the day . The growing infirmities of age manifest themselves in
nothing more strongly , than in an inveterate dislike of interruption . The thing
which we ...
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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