Final memorials of Charles Lamb, letters [ed.] with sketches of some of his companions by T.N. Talfourd, Volumen2


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Página 197 - Glittering in golden coats, like images ; As full of spirit as the month of May, And gorgeous as the sun at Midsummer ; Wanton as youthful goats, wild as young bulls.
Página 151 - Ay, sir ; to be honest, as this world goes, is to be one man picked out of ten thousand.
Página 192 - Heroically fashioned — to infuse Faith in the whispers of the lonely Muse, While the whole world seems adverse to desert. And, oh ! when Nature sinks, as oft she may, Through long-lived pressure of obscure distress, Still to be strenuous for the bright reward, And in the soul admit of no decay, Brook no continuance of weak-mindedness — Great is the glory, for the strife is hard ! XLIII.
Página 108 - Shakspeare ; to be tied down to an authentic face of Juliet ! to have Imogen's portrait ! to confine the illimitable ! I like you and Stothard (you best), but ' out upon this half-faced fellowship !' Sir, when I have read the book, I may trouble you, through Moxon, with some faint criticisms.
Página 173 - ... friends : he avowed that he yielded to necessity ; and instead of avoiding the sight of that which he could no longer taste, he was seldom so happy as when he sat with friends at their wine, participating the sociality of the time, and renewing his own past enjoyment in that of his companions, without regret and without envy.
Página 176 - she had written a great deal which he had never read," a voice gave expression to the general commiseration and surprise, by calling out " More pity for you !" They were confounded at his reading with more emphasis, perhaps, than discretion, Gay's epigrammatic lines on Sir Richard Blackstone...
Página 134 - ... not a hopeful engagement, or a happy wedding, or a promotion of a friend's son, or a new intellectual triumph of any youth with whose name and history she was familiar, but became an event on which she expected and required congratulation as on a part of her own fortune. Although there was necessarily a preponderance in her society of the sentiment of popular progress, which once was cherished almost exclusively by the party to whom Lord Holland was united by sacred ties, no expression of triumph...
Página 128 - They will remember the singular character which belonged to that circle, in which every talent and accomplish'ment, every art and science, had its place. They will remember how the last debate was discussed in one corner, and the last comedy of Scribe in another ; while Wilkie gazed with modest admiration on Reynolds...
Página 175 - Frenchman. When he passed by Mrs. Hannah More with observing that " she had written a great deal which he had never read," a voice gave expression to the general commiseration and surprise, by calling out
Página 131 - ... own share in the perils and glories of some famous battle-field ; to encourage the generous praise of friendship when the speaker and the subject reflected interest on each other; or win...

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