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Time partially reconciles us to anything. Will no kindly earthquake come and swallow up those accursed cotton mills? My sprightly neighbour, gone before To that unknown and silent shore, Shall we not meet, as heretofore, Some summer morning, When from thy cheerful eyes a ray Hath struck a bliss upon the day, A bliss that would not go away, A sweet forewarning? I have lost no sleep since. But Mary had been subject all her life to fits of nervous de- pression ; and at times, when she was overworked and overwrought, “worn down to a state of nervous misery,” passing Bethlehem Hospital the ” Bedlam ” of that day she would wonder drearily if she were not fated to end her days there.

The whole depends on the manner in which the name is brought out, which I value myself on, as a chef-d’oeuvre. His first appearance in the field of critical hterature was in his volume of Specimens of the English Dramatic Poets, published inwhen he was thirty-three; but his further and stronger work in this same field is to be found in those separate papers, contributed from time to time, after that date, to the various periodicals of his day.

But these were brought to a stand — still by the paralyzing touch of religious contemplation on Sundays.

Lists with This Book. Even he went to the extent of saying that he might have to leave his job soon. It is not known what connection he had with the Blue-coat School. Was it ever otherwise? It appeared that, while the family were making ready for dinner, the daughter, seizing a knife from the table, had pursued euperannuated Httle girl — her apprentice — round the room, and then suddenly turned on her own mother, who had intervened, and stabbed her to the heart.

God has preserved to me my senses. It was a day that will stand out, hke a mountain, I am sure, in my life. Hazhtt, who introduced Lamb to the magazine, Gary, the ” Dante man,” Allan Cunningham, Bernard Barton, the young Thomas Carlyle, Savage Landor, Procter Barry Corn- wallDe Quincey, Keats, Tom Hood, and the afterwards notorious criminal Wainewright the Janus Weathercock of its pages all wrote for the London Magazine, The pay was good — a pound a page for print, and two pounds for poetry — but, according to Procter, Lamb received ” two or three times the amount the others did ” for his Essays of Elia, In the summer of John Scott, having involved himself in a bitter pen- superanunated quarrel with Blackwood’s Magazine, fought a duel ” in the uncertain gUmmer of moonHght ” at the back of Chalk Farm which really was a farm inand met charlex death ” from the hand of one who went out resolved not to harm him.


I grow into gentility perceptibly. What a place to be is an old library! The woman who committed the act was the ” mna instrument. For a whole week suprrannuated this encounter, the speaker regretted his duperannuated. What drew these people together under this roof, high up in the Temple? I had violently broken the bands betwixt us.

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I have been fighting against a shadow. It was no hyperbole when I ventured to compare the change in my condition to a passing into another world. He regulated his life, so as to make a rational use of his time. They are aghast that one day, sooner than later, they will have to face the prospect of sitting at home, with nothing to do. I am Retired Leisure.

The good lady of the madhouse, and her daughter, an elegant, sweet-behaved young lady, love her, and are taken with her amazingly ; and I know from her own mouth she loves them, and longs to be with them as much. Indeed there is life beyond A mix of hallucinatory euphoria swept through his mind.

Planning and preparation for enjoyment of these holidays took up so much time that only a very short period was left out for actual pleasure. I allow much to other favourable circum- stances.

But besides Sundays I had a day at Easter, and a day at Christmas, with a full week in the summer to go and air myself in my native fields of Hertfordshire. Can we unlearn the arts that pretend to civilize, and then burn the world? Quite saved my credit! The volume of essays did not sell very quickly. Field, who was for more than fifty years housekeeper to the Plumer family, at their fine old mansion of Blakesware, near to the village of Widford. Take my word for this, reader, and say a fool told it you, if you please, that he who hath not a dram of folly in his mixture, hath pounds of much worse matter in his composition.


And, among the heroes of literature, the memory of ” Sir Walter ” is cherished not only as the author of the Waverley Novels, but as the man who raised a castle in the air, and saw it crumble, and with his right hand ” paid for all.

The editor of the Gem refused his ” Gipsy’s Malison,” as calculated to ” shock all mothers ” ; but it was accepted by Maga ; and surely Lamb never wrote anjrthing more passionately human than these hnes: We are determined not to be cast down.

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Lamb of the India House. Now, the author could visit the church on Sundays without worrying about the scarce time being lost. Lamb was dehghted ; he would have ” all the privacy of a house without the encumbrances. He reached 50, with no hope of freedom from the stranglehold of his dreadful work. I will enlarge upon her qualities, poor dear, dearest soul, in a future letter, for my own comfort, for I understand her thoroughly ; and, if I mistake not, m the most trying situation that a human being can be found in, she will be found I speak not with sufficient humility, THE MIGHTY DEBT 81 Mna fear, but humanly and foolishly speaking — she will be found, I trust, uniformly great and amiable.

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He sympathised, like a woman, with his restless friend: His elation knew no bounds. Samuel Salt’s, presented Charles Lamb to the foundation of that charity: And he and Mary, children indeed, were reading superanmuated together ; for reading, Charles told Coleridge, had been Mary’s daily bread ever since the days when they had both been allowed supreannuated ” browse ” among the old folios in Mr.

It was in the Reflector, edited by his friend Leigh Hunt, to which Lamb contributed so much through the yearthat he wrote on the tragedies of Shakespeare and on the genius and character of Hogarth. It is the young city clerk, with the nervous stutter, the Titian head.