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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.
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.

Nothing puzzles me more than time and space; and yet nothing troubles me less, as I never think about them.
The man must have a rare recipe for melancholy, who can be dull in Fleet Street.
Man is a gaming animal. He must be always trying to get the better in something or other.
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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