This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 Excerpt: ...whom I knew in her bloom, beauty, and prosperity, has accepted a situation as mistress of a charity-school, with a miserable salary of a ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 Excerpt: ...whom I knew in her bloom, beauty, and prosperity, has accepted a situation as mistress of a charity-school, with a miserable salary of a-year; and this is all they have. In this pitiable case, Lamb and I have promised him ten pounds a-year each, as long as he lives." One more quotation from Crabb Robinson: "Dec. 16th, 1819. Thursday: --I went after 9 to Iamb's. The party there; Hazlitt too. He and I exchanged a few words. I was the first to speak and he only answered me. Played whist." To this year belongs a curious entry in the journal of George Ticknor, the American historian. After a description of Godwin and Mrs. Godwin on Snow Hill, he says: "The true way, however, to see these people was to meet them all together, as I did once at dinner at Godwin's, and once at a convocation or Saturday Night Club, at Hunt's, where they felt themselves bound to show off and produce an effect; for there Lamb's gentle humour, Hunt's passion, and Curran's volubility, Hazlitt's sharpness and point, and Godwin's great head of cold brains, all coming into contact and conflict, and agreeing in nothing but their common hatred of everything that has been more successful than their own works, made one of the most curious and amusing olla podrida I ever met." Lamb seems out of place in this embittered night scene, and is probably again the victim of the generalising habit; but the passage has interest. A very Short Chapter--Charles Aders--John Thelwall and the Champion--Lamb's Political Epigrams--The Regent and Canning--James Sheridan Knowles--The Wordsworths in London--The Lambs at Cambridge Again--Emma Isola--Mary Lamb Again 111--MissKelly--Thomas Allsop. O 1820, in one respect the most important year in Lamb's JL life, belong only five or six letters, ...Read Less
Good. No Dustjacket. 1907. 4th Edition. 757 pages. No dust jacket. Red cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. Pages are clean throughout with occasional foxing. Title page foxed. Owner's inscription to ffep. Binding in good condition. Spine ends and corners bumped and rubbed. Spine faded.
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