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The humour of the thing, if there was ever much in it, was pretty well exhausted;
and a two years' and a half existence has been a tolerable duration for a
phantom. I am now at liberty to confess, that much which I have heard objected to
my late ...
A Poor Relation — is the most irrelevant thing in nature, — a piece of impertinent
correspondency, — an odious approximation, — a haunting conscience, — a
preposterous shadow, lengthening in the noontide of your prosperity, — an ...
Old W was a little, busy, cringing tradesman, who, with his son upon his arm,
would stand bowing and scraping, cap in hand, to any thing that wore the
semblance of a gown— insensible to the winks and opener remonstrances of the
Could any thing be more agreeable, more pleasant ? We loved the rogues- H6w
was this effected but by the exquisite art of the actor in a perpetual sub-
insinuation to us, the spectators, even in the extremity of the shaking fit, that he
was not ...
realities, counterfeited upon a stage, divert not altogether for the comic
appendages to them, but in part from an inner conviction that they are being
acted before us ; that a likeness only is going on, and not the thing itself. They
please by being ...
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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