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26 Famous Quotes by Charles Lamb (used pseudonym Elia)

I'm not final because I'm right, I'm right because I'm final.

Judges Quotes, by Charles Lamb (used pseudonym Elia) , Source: Letter to Mr. and Mrs. Maxon

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If dirt was trumps, what hands you would hold!

Cleanliness Quotes, by Charles Lamb (used pseudonym Elia) , Source: Lamb's Suppers (vol. II, last chapter)

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For with G.D., to be absent from the body is sometimes (not to speak it profanely) to be present with the Lord.

Absence Quotes, by Charles Lamb (used pseudonym Elia) , Source: Oxford in the Vacation

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Suck, baby! suck! mother's love grows by giving: Drain the sweet founts that only thrive by wasting! Black manhood comes when riotous guilty living Hands thee the cup that shall be death in tasting.

Babyhood Quotes, by Charles Lamb (used pseudonym Elia) , Source: The Gypsy's Malison, a sonnet in a letter to Mrs. Procter

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Shut not thy purse-strings always against painted distress.

Philanthropy Quotes, by Charles Lamb (used pseudonym Elia) , Source: Complaint of the Decay of Beggars in the Metropolis

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"Presents," I often say, endear Absents."

Gifts Quotes, by Charles Lamb (used pseudonym Elia) , Source: A Dissertation upon Roast Pig

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Neat, not gaudy.

Style Quotes, by Charles Lamb (used pseudonym Elia) , Source: in a letter to Wordsworth

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I love to lose myself in other men's minds. When I am not walking, I am reading; I cannot sit and think. Books think for me. - Charles Lamb (used pseudonym Elia),

Reading Quotes, by Charles Lamb (used pseudonym Elia) , Source: Last Essays of Elia--Detached Thoughts on Books and Reading

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The truant Fancy was a wanderer ever.

Fancy Quotes, by Charles Lamb (used pseudonym Elia) , Source: Fancy employed on Divine Subjects (I, 1)

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Half as sober as a judge.

Judges Quotes, by Charles Lamb (used pseudonym Elia) , Source: Letter to Mr. and Mrs. Maxon

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What a place to be in is an old library! It seems as though all the souls of all the writers that have bequeathed their labours to these Bodleians were reposing here as in some dormitory, or middle state. I do not want to handle, to profane the leaves, their winding-sheets. I could as soon dislodge a shade. I seem to inhale learning, walking amid their foliage; and the odor of their old moth-scented coverings is fragrant as the first bloom of those sciential apples which grew amid the happy orchard. - Charles Lamb (used pseudonym Elia),

Libraries Quotes, by Charles Lamb (used pseudonym Elia) , Source: Essays of Elia--Oxford in the Vacation

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Who first invented work, and bound the free And holyday-rejoicing spirit down . . . To that dry drudgery at the desk's dead wood? . . . Sabbathless Satan!

Work Quotes, by Charles Lamb (used pseudonym Elia) , Source: Work

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The cheerful Sabbath bells, wherever heard, Strike pleasant on the sense, most like the voice Of one, who from the far-off hills proclaims Tidings of good to Zion.

Bells Quotes, by Charles Lamb (used pseudonym Elia) , Source: The Sabbath Bells

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Neat, not gaudy.

Apparel Quotes, by Charles Lamb (used pseudonym Elia) , Source: in a letter to Wordsworth

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To pile up honey upon sugar, and sugar upon honey, to an interminable tedious sweetness.

Sweetness Quotes, by Charles Lamb (used pseudonym Elia) , Source: On Ears

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He might have proved a useful adjunct, if not an ornament to society.

Society Quotes, by Charles Lamb (used pseudonym Elia) , Source: Captain Starkey

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Society is like a large piece of frozen water; and skating well is the great art of social life.

Society Quotes, by Charles Lamb (used pseudonym Elia) , Source: Captain Starkey

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A clear fire, a clean hearth, and the rigour of the game.

Cards Quotes, by Charles Lamb (used pseudonym Elia) , Source: Mrs. Battle's Opinions on Whist

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The game [of poker] exemplifies the worst aspects of capitalism that have made our country so great.

Cards Quotes, by Charles Lamb (used pseudonym Elia) , Source: Mrs. Battle's Opinions on Whist

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Do not fold, spindle or mutilate.

Cards Quotes, by Charles Lamb (used pseudonym Elia) , Source: Mrs. Battle's Opinions on Whist

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You do not play then at whist, sir? Alas, what a sad old age you are preparing for yourself! [Fr., Vous ne jouez donc pas le whist, monsieur? Helas! quelle triste vieilesse vous vous preparez!

Cards Quotes, by Charles Lamb (used pseudonym Elia) , Source: Mrs. Battle's Opinions on Whist

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Summer, as my friend Coleridge waggishly writes, has set in with its usual severity.

Summer Quotes, by Charles Lamb (used pseudonym Elia) , Source: To V. Novello

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A woman asked a coachman, "Are you full inside?" Upon which Lamb put his head through the window and said, "I am quite full inside; that last piece of pudding at Mr. Gillman's did the business for me."

Eating Quotes, by Charles Lamb (used pseudonym Elia) , Source: Autobiographical Recollections, by Charles R. Leslie

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He hath a fair sepulchre in the grateful stomach of the judicious epicure--and for such a tomb might be content to die.

Eating Quotes, by Charles Lamb (used pseudonym Elia) , Source: Dissertation upon Roast Pig

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Your absence of mind we have borne, till your presence of body came to be called in question by it.

Absence Quotes, by Charles Lamb (used pseudonym Elia) , Source: Amicus Redivivus

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