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Its furniture was still-standing — even to the tarnished gilt leather battledores, and
crumbling feathers of shuttlecocks in the nursery, which told that children had
once played there. But I was a lonely child, and had the range at will of every ...
Variegated views, extensive prospects — and those at no great distance from the
house — I was told of such — what were they to me, being out of the boundaries
of my Eden ? — So far from a wish to roam, I would have drawn, methought, still ...
Who it was by dying that had earned the splendid trophy, I know not, I inquired
not ; but its fading rags, and colours cobweb-stained, told that its subject was of
two centuries back. And what if my ancestor at that date was some Damostas— ...
The nearest approach to it, we are told, is, when the actor appears wholly
unconscious of the presence of spectators. In tragedy — in all which is to affect
the feelings — this undivided attention to his stage business, seems
Nothing could be more earnest or true than the manner of Mr. Emery; this told
excellently in his Tyke, and characters of a tragic cast. But when he carried the
same rigid exclusiveness of attention to the stage business, and wilful blindness
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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