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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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A History of English Dramatic Literature to the Death of Queen Anne, Volume 3

Sir Adolphus William Ward - English drama - 1899
...should recommend it most to us. ' Lord Fopptngton. That, I confess, I am not altogether so fand of. Far to mind the inside of a book, is to entertain one's...I think a man of quality and breeding may be much better diverted with the natural Sprauts of his own.' (Act ii. sc. i.) This scene and act i. sc. 3...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 288

English periodicals - 1900
...after quoting, in the essay already mentioned, these words of Lord Foppington in " The Relapse " — " To mind the inside of a book is to entertain one's...be much amused with the natural sprouts of his own " — must have had some such writer in view when he wrote as follows: "An ingenious acquaintance of...
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Richard Croker

Alfred Henry Lewis - New York (N.Y.) - 1901 - 372 pages
...comedy, this last, and therefore one much dog-eared and worn of its leaves. Said my Lord Foppington: " To mind the inside of a book is to entertain one's...much amused with the natural sprouts of his own." Lord Foppington never read a book; perhaps, however, he solaced himself, when not on the painted, peruked,...
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English Essays

Charles Lamb, Joseph Addison, Oliver Goldsmith, William Makepeace Thackeray - English essays - 1902 - 240 pages
...to me, upon a new stock, the most delightful of recreations. 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...
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The Works of Charles and Mary Lamb: Elia and The last essays of Elia

Charles Lamb, Mary Lamb - 1903
...shall 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. Lord Foppington in the Relapse. AN ingenious acquaintance of my own was so much struck with this bright...
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Essay-writing for Schools: A Practical Exposition of the Principles of this ...

Leslie Cope Cornford - English essays - 1903 - 309 pages
...EXAMPLE XIII DETACHED THOUGHTS ON BOOKS AND READING CHARLES LAMB. (1775-1834.) LAST ESSA YS OF ELI A 1 To mind the inside of a book is to entertain one's...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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The Works of Charles and Mary Lamb: Miscellaneous prose, 1798-1834

Charles Lamb, Mary Lamb - Biography & Autobiography - 1903
...313, line 41. My Lord Foppington. Lord Foppington in "The Relapse," by Congreve. Foppington remarks: "To mind the inside of a book is to entertain one's...much amused with the natural sprouts of his own." Lamb uses the same speech for the motto of his " Detached Thoughts on Books and Reading" (see Vol....
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the works of charles lamb

william macdonald - 1903
...shall 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. Lord Fofpington in the Relapse. AN ingenious acquaintance of my own was so much struck with this bright...
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Works: The last essays of Elia

Charles Lamb, Mary Lamb - 1903
...inside of a book is to entertain one's self with the forced product of another man's brain. Now I Hunk a man of quality and breeding may 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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Essays of Charles Lamb

Charles Lamb - English literature - 1904 - 413 pages
...our farewell benefit in our turn. LAST ESSAYS OF ELIA XXII. 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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