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Crude they are, I grant you — a sort of unlicked, incondite things — villainously
pranked in an affected array of antique modes and phrases. They had not been
his, if they had been other than such; and better it is, that a writer should be
... unimportant anecdote of— the family. He knew it when it was not quite so
flourishing as " he is blest in seeing it now." He reviveth past situations, to institute
what he calleth — favourable comparisons. With a reflecting sort of
If he had a blemish, it was too much pride ; but its quality was inoffensive ; it was
not of that sort which hardens the heart, and serves to keep inferiors at a distance
; it only sought to ward off derogation from itself. It was the principle of self- ...
beginning to flourish, had caused to be set up in a splendid sort of frame over his
really handsome shop, either as a token of prosperity, or badge of gratitude to his
saint. W looked up at the Luke, and, like Satan, " knew his mounted sign — and ...
A peculiar sort of sweet pudding, which appeared on no other occasion,
distinguished the days of his coming. I used to think him a prodigiously rich man.
All I could make out of him was, that he and my father had been schoolfellows a
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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