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“The greatest pleasure I know is to do a good action by stealth and have it found out by accident.”   —   Charles Lamb

(Surprisingly, this is our first quote from Charles Lamb.  65 more words


The Lighthouse Top

Charles Lamb

Come back into memory, like as thou wert in the dayspring of thy fancies, with hope like a fiery column before thee—the dark pillar not yet turned—Samuel Taylor Coleridge—Logician, Metaphysician, Bard—How have I seen the casual passer through the cloisters stand still, intranced with admiration (while he the young Mirandula), to hear thee unfold, in thy deep and sweet intonations, the mysteries of Jamblichus, or Plotinus (for even in those years thou waxedst not pale at such philosophic draughts), or reciting Homer in his Greek, or Pindar—while the walls of the old Grey Friars re-echoed to the accents of the inspired charity-boy! 440 more words

Malcolm Guite

The Omnivoracious Reader

In one of the many letters that she wrote, Virginia Woolf penned these words, “I am reading six books at once, the only way of reading; since, as you will agree, one book is only a single unaccompanied note, and to get the full sound, one needs ten others at the same time.” As soon as I read her words, I saw myself. 1,476 more words

Celebrate Shakespeare's birthday with these lovely illustrations.

To celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday, three more fabulous Arthur Rackham illustrations from the 1909 Charles and Mary Lamb “Tales of Shakespeare”.

Romeo and Juliet

Arthur Rackham was born in Lewisham in 1867. 310 more words


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

Arts Feculty

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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