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So far from the position holding true , that great wit ( or genius , in our modern
way of speaking ) , has a necessary alliance with insanity , the greatest wits , on
the contrary , will ever be found to be the sanest writers . It is impossible for the
SOME SONNETS OF SIR PHILIP SYDNEY SYDNEY ' s Sonnets — I speak of the
best of them — are among the very best of their sort . They fall below the plain
moral dignity , the sanctity , and high yet modest spirit of self - approval , of Milton
How falls it then , that with so smooth an ease My thoughts I speak , and what I
speak doth flow In verse , and that my verse best wits doth please ? Guess me
the cause - - what is it thus ? — fye , no . Or so ? - much less . How then ? sure
thus it ...
To speak more plainly , it is that time , of an hour , or an hour and a half ' s
duration , in which a man , whose occasions call him up so preposterously , has
to wait for his breakfast . O those headaches at dawn of day , when at five , or half
- past ...
We can speak to experience , having by us a tolerable assortment of these gift -
horses . Not to ride a metaphor to death - we are willing to acknowledge , that in
some gifts there is sense . A duplicate out of a friend ' s library ( where he has ...
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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