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This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: Charles Lamb, one of the most engaging personal essayists of all time, began publishing his unforgettable, entertaining Elia essays in the "London Magazine" in 1820; they were so immediately popular that a book-length collection was published in 1823. Inventing the persona of "Elia" allowed Lamb to be shockingly honest and to gain a playful distance for self-examination. The resulting essays touch upon a wide range of compelling subjects from the deliciously humorous "Dissertation upon Roast Pig" to the poignantly reflective "New Year's Eve." Yet collectively they also comprise a fascinating personal memoir, veiled under the pseudonymous disguise of Elia. Now back in print with a new foreword by the distinguished personal essayist Phillip Lopate and with useful annotations, "Essays of Elia" will provide a delicious stylistic treat for all readers. Buchnummer des Verkäufers

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Inhaltsangabe: Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1897. Excerpt: ... NOTES v. 12. incondite, rude, unpolished. I. i. Canon Ainger, in his admirable edition of these Essays (Macmillan, 1889), to which these notes are much indebted, was the first to show that Lamb's Blakesmoor is Blakesware, a dower-house of the Plumers, about five miles from Ware, Hertfordshire. Some former editors had supposed it to be Gilston, near Harlow, another seat of the Plumers, in the same county. 4. 14. cincture, i.e., something which encloses. 4. 26. that garden-loving poct. "That garden-loving poet" is Andrew Marvell (1621-1678), who wrote these lines. They occur in a fine poem, " Upon Appleton House. To my Lord Fairfax." Lamb refers to this poem again in the essay on "Old China," vol. ii. p. 175,11. 5, 6. Cp. MarveWs Poems, in the Muses' Library (Aitken), vol. i. p. 17. 4. 28. gadding vines. From Lycidas, 1. 40: "With wild thyme and the gadding vine o'er-grown." 6. 29. I was the true descendant, etc. Canon Ainger writes: "Lamb disguises the name of Plumer under this change of initials. He certainly did not mean the Wards." ? 7. 10. -watchet, i.e., light blue. Cp. Drayton's Polly-Olbion-- "She in a watchet weed."--Song v. 1. 13. 9. 1. Agathocles1 pot. Agathocles, tyrant of Syracuse, B.C. 361-289. His father was a potter. II. 28. aliquando sujjlaminandus. Said irreverently of Shak speare by Ben Jonson. See it in "Timber," Jonson's Works--Cunningham--iii. p. 398 (b). It was a saying of the Emperor Augustus, "Aterius noster sufHaminandus erat" (Seneca, Exc. Contr.), i.e., to have a drag put on him. Aterius, or Haterius, was a Roman rhetorician, ob. A.d. 26. 1z. 7. Richard Amlet, Esq. "The play" is the Confederacy. by Sir John Vanbrugh (1666-1726). 12. 11. Poor W . This is the F of the essay on "Christ's Hospital," i.e., Samuel Favell. See vol. i. p. 40, 1. 2. 13. 15. Ne...

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