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CHARLES LAMB (1775-1834)

While Lamb’s essays are dehghful and notable in their capacity to charm, his own life was under the constant shadow Jf penury and madness. Born in February 1775 in London, he was educated in the Charity Public School of Christ’s Hospital, where he met Coleridge. 2,135 more words

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ON THIS DAY: February 10, 2018

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“The most common error made in matters of appearance is the belief that one should disdain the superficial and let the true beauty of one’s soul shine through.

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February 10 in history

1258 – Baghdad fell to the Mongols, and the Abbasid Caliphate was destroyed.

1306 Robert the Bruce murdered John Comyn, his leading political rival sparking revolution in the Scottish Wars of Independence. 404 more words

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Literary Incompletion

“Shown at Oxford, the draft for Milton’s Lycidas, Charles Lamb felt terror at the thought that that poem could have been otherwise. At the other end, so to speak, the poem as we have it will induce an apprehension, more or less substantial, of what it could be if it was to achieve the full measure of its intentionality, which is the surpassing of its medium. 125 more words

George Steiner

Serviceable sentences, 52/10,000

Why have we none for books, those spiritual repasts; a grace before Milton, a grace before Shakespeare, a devotional exercise proper to be said before reading the Fairy Queen? 64 more words

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A Roycroft Book, the Perfect Gift for a Jesuit Professor

The John J. Burns Library has many interesting and historic books that are also noteworthy for their bindings. One such book is the Essays of Elia, 568 more words

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