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... a lion in your path, — a frog in your chamber, — a fly in your ointment, — a
mote in your eye, — a triumph to your enemy, an apology to your friends, — the
one thing not needful, — the hail in harvest, — the ounce of sour in a pound of
... where the dignity and sweetness of a scholar's life, meeting with the alloy of a
humble introduction, wrought in him a passionate devotion to the place, with a
profound aversion from the society. The servitor's gown (worse than his school ...
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
A Shakspeare, or a Milton (unless the first editions), it were mere foppery to trick
out in gay apparel. The possession of them confers no distinction. The exterior of
them (the things themselves being so common), strange to say, raises no sweet ...
I may perhaps " (he thus ends his sweet Garden Essay with a passage worthy of
Cowley) " be allowed to know something of this trade, since I have so long
allowed myself to be good for nothing else, which few men will do, or enjoy their ...
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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