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Charles Lamb quotes: I have been trying all my life to like Scotchmen, and am obliged to desist from the experiment in despair. I have been trying all my life to like Scotchmen, and am obliged to desist from the experiment in despair.
Charles Lamb quotes: Tis unpleasant to meet a beggar. It is painful to deny him; and, if you relieve him, it is so much out of your pocket. Tis unpleasant to meet a beggar. It is painful to deny him; and, if you relieve him, it is so much out of your pocket.
Charles Lamb quotes: Not many sounds in life, and I include all urban and all rural sounds, exceed in interest a knock at the door. Not many sounds in life, and I include all urban and all rural sounds, exceed in interest a knock at the door.
Charles Lamb quotes: The truant Fancy was a wanderer ever. The truant Fancy was a wanderer ever.
Charles Lamb quotes: Separate from the pleasure of your company, I don't much care if I never see another mountain in my life. Separate from the pleasure of your company, I don't much care if I never see another mountain in my life.
Charles Lamb quotes: A sweet child is the sweetest thing in nature. A sweet child is the sweetest thing in nature.
Charles Lamb quotes: I allow no hot-beds in the gardens of Parnassus. I allow no hot-beds in the gardens of Parnassus.
Charles Lamb quotes: Not if I know myself at all. Not if I know myself at all.
Charles Lamb quotes: Oh, breathe not his name! let it sleep in the shade, Where cold and unhonour'd his relics are laid Oh, breathe not his name! let it sleep in the shade, Where cold and unhonour'd his relics are laid
Charles Lamb quotes: Whose wit in the combat, as gentle as bright, Ne'er carried a heart-stain away on its blade. Whose wit in the combat, as gentle as bright, Ne'er carried a heart-stain away on its blade.
Charles Lamb quotes: If dirt were trumps, what hands you would hold! If dirt were trumps, what hands you would hold!
Charles Lamb quotes: By myself walking, To myself talking. By myself walking, To myself talking.
Charles Lamb quotes: Riddle of destiny, who can show What thy short visit meant, or know What thy errand here below? Riddle of destiny, who can show What thy short visit meant, or know What thy errand here below?
Charles Lamb quotes: The vices of some men are magnificent. The vices of some men are magnificent.
Charles Lamb quotes: Merit, God knows, is very little rewarded. Merit, God knows, is very little rewarded.
Charles Lamb quotes: Dream not ... of having tasted all the grandeur & wildness of Fancy, till you have gone mad. Dream not ... of having tasted all the grandeur & wildness of Fancy, till you have gone mad.
Charles Lamb quotes: New Year's Day is every man's birthday. New Year's Day is every man's birthday.
Charles Lamb quotes: His voice was the most obnoxious squeak I ever was tormented with. His voice was the most obnoxious squeak I ever was tormented with.
Charles Lamb quotes: Gone before To that unknown and silent shore. Gone before To that unknown and silent shore.
Charles Lamb quotes: And the tear that we shed, though in secret it rolls, Shall long keep his memory green in our souls. And the tear that we shed, though in secret it rolls, Shall long keep his memory green in our souls.
Charles Lamb quotes: Farewell, farewell to thee, Araby's daughter! Thus warbled a Peri beneath the dark sea. Farewell, farewell to thee, Araby's daughter! Thus warbled a Peri beneath the dark sea.
Charles Lamb quotes: We all have some taste or other, of too ancient a date to admit of our remembering it was an acquired one. We all have some taste or other, of too ancient a date to admit of our remembering it was an acquired one.
Charles Lamb quotes: I never knew an enemy to puns who was not an ill-natured man. I never knew an enemy to puns who was not an ill-natured man.
Charles Lamb quotes: I cannot sit and think; books think for me. I cannot sit and think; books think for me.
Charles Lamb quotes: And when once the young heart of a maiden is stolen, The maiden herself will steal after it soon. And when once the young heart of a maiden is stolen, The maiden herself will steal after it soon.
Charles Lamb quotes: There is a pleasure in affecting affectation. There is a pleasure in affecting affectation.
Charles Lamb quotes: A presentation copy, reader,-if haply you are yet innocent of such favours-is a copy of a book which does not sell, sent you by the author. A presentation copy, reader,-if haply you are yet innocent of such favours-is a copy of a book which does not sell, sent you by the author.
Charles Lamb quotes: I have done all that I came into this world to do. I have worked task work, and have the rest of the day to myself. I have done all that I came into this world to do. I have worked task work, and have the rest of the day to myself.
Charles Lamb quotes: The world meets nobody half way. The world meets nobody half way.
Charles Lamb quotes: Positively, the best thing a man can have to do, is nothing, and next to that perhaps - good works. Positively, the best thing a man can have to do, is nothing, and next to that perhaps - good works.
Charles Lamb quotes: This very night I am going to leave off tobacco! Surely there must be some other world in which this unconquerable purpose shall be realised. This very night I am going to leave off tobacco! Surely there must be some other world in which this unconquerable purpose shall be realised.
Charles Lamb quotes: Some people have a knack of putting upon you gifts of no real value, to engage you to substantial gratitude. We thank them for nothing. Some people have a knack of putting upon you gifts of no real value, to engage you to substantial gratitude. We thank them for nothing.
Charles Lamb quotes: Satire does not look pretty upon a tombstone. Satire does not look pretty upon a tombstone.
Charles Lamb quotes: The red-letter days, now become, to all intents and purposes, dead-letter days. The red-letter days, now become, to all intents and purposes, dead-letter days.
Charles Lamb quotes: Oftentimes these ministers of darkness tell us truths in little things, to betray us into deeds of greatest consequence. Oftentimes these ministers of darkness tell us truths in little things, to betray us into deeds of greatest consequence.
Charles Lamb quotes: Every commonplace or trite observation is not a truism. Every commonplace or trite observation is not a truism.
Charles Lamb quotes: It is good to have friends at court. It is good to have friends at court.
Charles Lamb quotes: Do not fold, spindle or mutilate. Do not fold, spindle or mutilate.
Charles Lamb quotes: In the indications of female poverty there can be no disguise. No woman dresses below herself from caprice. In the indications of female poverty there can be no disguise. No woman dresses below herself from caprice.
Charles Lamb quotes: We are nothing; less than nothing, and dreams.We are only what might have been ... We are nothing; less than nothing, and dreams.
We are only what might have been ...
Charles Lamb quotes: When I am not walking, I am reading. I cannot sit and think. When I am not walking, I am reading. I cannot sit and think.
Charles Lamb quotes: In some respects the better a book is, the less it demands from the binding. In some respects the better a book is, the less it demands from the binding.
Charles Lamb quotes: I hate a man who swallows [his food], affecting not to know what he is eating. I suspect his taste in higher matters. I hate a man who swallows [his food], affecting not to know what he is eating. I suspect his taste in higher matters.
Charles Lamb quotes: I am in love with this green Earth. I am in love with this green Earth.
Charles Lamb quotes: A man cannot have a pure mind who refuses apple dumplings. A man cannot have a pure mind who refuses apple dumplings.
Charles Lamb quotes: Anything awful makes me laugh. I misbehaved once at a funeral. Anything awful makes me laugh. I misbehaved once at a funeral.
Charles Lamb quotes: Credulity is the man's weakness, but the child's strength. Credulity is the man's weakness, but the child's strength.
Charles Lamb quotes: Nothing puzzles me more than the time and space; and yet nothing troubles me less. Nothing puzzles me more than the time and space; and yet nothing troubles me less.
Charles Lamb quotes: A garden was the primitive prison, till man with Promethean felicity and boldness, luckily sinned himself out of it. A garden was the primitive prison, till man with Promethean felicity and boldness, luckily sinned himself out of it.
Charles Lamb quotes: Oh, the pleasure of eating my dinner alone! Oh, the pleasure of eating my dinner alone!
Charles Lamb quotes: He might have proved a useful adjunct, if not an ornament to society. He might have proved a useful adjunct, if not an ornament to society.
Charles Lamb quotes: Cards are war, in disguise of a sport. Cards are war, in disguise of a sport.
Charles Lamb quotes: Science has succeeded to poetry, no less in the little walks of children than with men. Is there no possibility of averting this sore evil? Science has succeeded to poetry, no less in the little walks of children than with men. Is there no possibility of averting this sore evil?
Charles Lamb quotes: While childhood, and while dreams, producing childhood, shall be left, imagination shall not have spread her holy wings totally to fly the earth. While childhood, and while dreams, producing childhood, shall be left, imagination shall not have spread her holy wings totally to fly the earth.
Charles Lamb quotes: I hate the man who eats without knowing what he's eating. I doubt his taste in more important things. I hate the man who eats without knowing what he's eating. I doubt his taste in more important things.
Charles Lamb quotes: Your absence of mind we have borne, till your presence of body came to be called in question by it. Your absence of mind we have borne, till your presence of body came to be called in question by it.
Charles Lamb quotes: I counsel thee, shut not thy heart, nor thy library. I counsel thee, shut not thy heart, nor thy library.