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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


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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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: On the Tragedies of Shakespeare Considered - Charles Lamb

The English Essayist and poet Charles Lamb was born on February 10, 1775.  He lived until December 27, 1834.  In the days of his life, he became best known for his  82 more words

Thought For The Day

"Asparagus inspires gentle thoughts."

“Asparagus inspires gentle thoughts.”

Charles Lamb, writer, poet, essayist, English, food


Friday September 22, 2017

Authority? Do you mean the pinnacle of order, as in “the market”? Or do you mean “realms within”? Lunch yesterday at a fast-food chain placed me in proximity to cops… 347 more words

The Works of Charles Lamb

Complete in 3 volumes. Three Sirens Press, New York; nd, ca1950. Introduction and notes by Alfred Ainger. Three-quarter blue cloth with silk boards. 8vo. Fine. 57 more words

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