The traces of extinct grandeur admit of a better passion than envy : and
contemplations on the great and good, whom we fancy in succession to have
been its inhabitants, weave for as illusions, incompatible with the bustle of
Then, that haunted room — in which old Mrs. Battle died — whereinto I have
crept, but always in the day-time, with a passion of fear ; and a sneaking curiosity,
terror-tainted, to hold communication with the past. — How shall they build it up ...
They serve to revive and animate the dead calm of poor and idle lives, and to
allay or divert the violent passions and perturbations of the greatest and the
busiest men. And both these effects are of equal use to human life; for the mind of
man is ...
It is not a fever of passion wasting itself upon a thin diet of dainty words, but a
transcendent passion pervading and illuminating action, pursuits, studies, feats of
arms, the opinions of contemporaries and his judgment of them. An historical ...
The noble images , passions , sentiments , and poetical delicacies of character ,
scattered all over the Arcadia ( spite of ... and I repose upon the beautiful lines in
the “ Friend ' s Passion for his Astrophel , ” printed with the Elegies of Spenser ...
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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