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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
Shakespeare is one of the last books one should like to give up, perhaps the one just before the Dying Service in a large Prayer book.

R
Nothing puzzles me more than time and space; and yet nothing troubles me less, as I never think about them.
A
The man must have a rare recipe for melancholy, who can be dull in Fleet Street.
N
Man is a gaming animal. He must be always trying to get the better in something or other.
K
A laugh is worth a hundred groans in any market.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Letter, 1 Feb. 1806, to William Wordsworth (published in Bibliophile, 1840).
R: Letter to Thomas Manning, 2 Jan 1810.
A: Letter, 15 Feb 1802.
N: "Essays of Elia," 'Mrs. Battle's Opinions on Whist.'
K: In "Pearls of Wisdom," ed. J. Agel and W. Glanze, 1987.
   


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