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" To mind the inside of a book is to entertain one's self with the forced product of another man's brain. Now I think a man of quality and breeding may be much amused with the natural sprouts of his own. "
The Living Age - Page 402
1907
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The Essays of Elia

Charles Lamb - 1890 - 424 pages
...DETACHED THOUGHTS ON BOOKS AND BEADING. To mind the inside of a book is to entertain one's self with th« forced product of another man's brain. Now I think...be much amused with the natural sprouts of his own. — Lord Foppington, in " The Relapse." AN ingenious acquaintance of my own was so much struck with...
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Lamb's Essays: A Biographical Study

Charles Lamb - 1891 - 281 pages
...to save himself the pain of thinking. — William Jfazlitt. DETACHED THOUGHTS ON BOOKS AND BEADING. To mind the inside of a book is to entertain one's...be much amused with the natural sprouts of his own. Lord Foppington in the. Relapse. AN ingenious acquaintance of my own was so much struck with this bright...
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Charles Lamb's Essays

Charles Lamb - 1892 - 249 pages
...silence this crude prose, they shall celebrate thy praise. DETACHED THOUGHTS ON BOOKS AND READING. To mind the inside of a book is to entertain one's...be much amused with the natural sprouts of his own. ^t . . Lord Foppington in the Relapse. AN ingenious acquaintance of my own was so much struck with...
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Detached Thoughts on Books and Reading

Charles Lamb - Books and reading - 1894 - 16 pages
...Jfinas BOSTON Privately printed for Herbert Copeland and FH Day And their friends, Christmas MDCCCXCIV To mind the inside of a book is to entertain one's...be much amused with the natural sprouts of his own. — Lord Foppingtott, in " Tht Kflafse." AN ingenious acquaintance of my own was so much struck with...
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The Bookworm: An Illustrated Treasury of Old-time Literature, Volume 4

Bibliography - 1891
...of his volumes. Foppington went farther and fared worse in despising the interiors into the bargain. "To mind the inside of a book is to entertain one's...much amused with the natural sprouts of his own." Unfortunately for this reasoning, even men of quality and breeding are not all Foppingtons, and are...
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Old China: Being One of the Last Essays of Elia

Charles Lamb - 1895 - 95 pages
...Madonna-ish chit of a lady in that very blue summer house." DETACHED THOUGHTS ON BOOKS AND READING. To mind the inside of a book is to entertain one's...be much amused with the natural sprouts of his own. — LOUD FOPPINGTON, in The Relapse. AN ingenious acquaintance of my own was so much struck with this...
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English Essays

J. H. Lobban - English essays - 1896 - 257 pages
...lean and meagre figure of your insignificant Essayist XLVIII. DETACHED THOUGHTS ON BOOKS AND READING. To mind the inside of a book is to entertain one's...be much amused with the natural sprouts of his own. — Lord Foppington, in " The Relapse". 1 AN ingenious acquaintance of my own was so much struck with...
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English Essays

J. H. Lobban - English essays - 1896 - 257 pages
...lean and meagre figure of your insignificant Essayist XLVIII. DETACHED THOUGHTS ON BOOKS AND READING. To mind the inside of a book is to entertain one's...be much amused with the natural sprouts of his own. — Lord Foppington, in " The Relapse". l AN ingenious acquaintance of my own was so much struck with...
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Timehri: The Journal of the Royal Agricultural and Commercial Society of ...

Sir Everard Ferdinand Im Thurn, James Rodway - Agriculture - 1897
...now ! " To mind the inside of a book," says Lord FOPPINGTON in the Relapse, " is to entertain oneself with the forced product of another man's brain. Now,...much amused with the natural sprouts of his own." Doubtless there are, at the present moment many men " of quality and breeding" who derive an immense...
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Selections from His Essays, Letters and Verses

Charles Lamb - 1899 - 154 pages
...not behind the curtain, but in the first or second gallery. DETACHED THOUGHTS ON BOOKS AND READING To mind the inside of a book is to entertain one's...be much amused with the natural sprouts of his own. — Lord Foppington, in the Relapse. AN ingenious acquaintance of my own was so much struck with this...
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