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He has been accused of trying to be witty, when in truth he was but struggling to
give his poor thoughts articulation. He chose his companions for some
individuality of character which they manifested. — Hence, not many persons of
Only in the use of the Indian weed he might be thought a little excessive. He took
it, he would say, as a solvent of speech. Marry — as the friendly vapour ascended
, how his prattle would curl up sometimes with it ! the ligaments, which ...
expressed himself with a pettishness, which I thought unworthy of him. In our
walks about his suburban retreat (as he called it) at Shacklewell, some children
belonging to a school of industry had met us, and bowed and curtseyed, as he ...
29 ELLISTONIANA . . . . .34 DETACHED THOUGHTS ON BOOKS AND READING
. 44 THE OLD MARGATE HOY . 56 THE CONVALESCENT . . . . . 70 SANITY OP
TRUE GENIUS . . 78 CAPTAIN JACKSON . . . . .84 THE SUPERANNUATED ...
In the latter it is chance but some present human frailty — an act of inattention on
the part of some of the auditory — or a trait of affectation, or worse, vainglory, on
that of the preacher — puts us by our best thoughts, disharmonising the place ...
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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