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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
I have passed all my days in London, until I have formed as many and intense local attachments as any of you mountaineers can have done with dead nature.

R
Newspapers always excite curiosity. No one ever lays one down without a feeling of disappointment.
A
The teller of a mirthful tale has latitude allowed him. We are content with less than absolute truth.
N
The greatest pleasure I know is to do a good action by stealth, and to have it found out by accident.
K
Damn the age. I'll write for antiquity.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Letter, 30 Jan. 1801, to William Wordsworth; published in "Complete Works," vol. 3, 1882.
R: "Last Essays of Elia," 'Detached Thoughts on Books and Reading'
A: "The Last Essays of Elia," "Stage Illusion," 1833.
N: "The Athenaeum," 'Table Talk by the late Elia', 4 Jan 1834.
K: "English Wits," L. Russell.
   


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