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Charles Lamb
(1775-1834) born on
Feb 10
English essayist, author. The Mitre Courtier was master of the essay, e.g., "Essays of Elia," 1823.
         
   
F
Borrowers of books -- those mutilators of collections, spoilers of the symmetry of shelves, and creators of odd volumes.

R
A pun is not bound by the laws which limit nicer wit. It is a pistol let off at the ear; not a feather to tickle the intellect.
A
Presents, I often say, endear absents.
N
We grow gray in our spirit long before we grow gray in our hair.
K
Don't introduce me to that man! I want to go on hating him, and I can't hate a man whom I know.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Essays of Elia," "The Two Races of Men," 1820-23.
R: Last Essays of Elia, "Popular Fallacies: That the Worst Puns are the Best" (1833).
A: "Essays of Elia," "A Dissertation Upon Roast Pig," 1820-23.
N: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
K: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
   


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