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This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 567 pages of information about The Works of Charles and Mary Lamb Volume 2.
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FRONTISPIECE1
ELIA1
THE SOUTH-SEA HOUSE1
OXFORD IN THE VACATION6
CHRIST’S HOSPITAL FIVE AND THIRTY YEARS AGO10
THE TWO RACES OF MEN20
NEW YEAR’S EVE24
THE NEW YEAR28
MRS. BATTLE’S OPINIONS ON WHIST29
A CHAPTER ON EARS34
ALL FOOLS’ DAY37
A QUAKER’S MEETING40
THE OLD AND THE NEW SCHOOLMASTER43
VALENTINE’S DAY49
IMPERFECT SYMPATHIES52
WITCHES, AND OTHER NIGHT-FEARS58
MY RELATIONS63
MACKERY END, IN HERTFORDSHIRE67
MODERN GALLANTRY71
THE OLD BENCHERS OF THE INNER TEMPLE74
GRACE BEFORE MEAT82
MY FIRST PLAY87
DREAM-CHILDREN90
DISTANT CORRESPONDENTS93
THE PRAISE OF CHIMNEY-SWEEPERS97
A COMPLAINT OF THE DECAY OF BEGGARS IN THE METROPOLIS103
A DISSERTATION UPON ROAST PIG108
A BACHELOR’S COMPLAINT OF THE BEHAVIOUR OF MARRIED PEOPLE113
ON SOME OF THE OLD ACTORS118
ON THE ARTIFICIAL COMEDY OF THE LAST CENTURY127
ON THE ACTING OF MUNDEN133
THE LAST ESSAYS OF ELIA134
PREFACE134
POOR RELATIONS140
STAGE ILLUSION145
TO THE SHADE OF ELLISTON148
PLAUDITO, ET VALETO149
DETACHED THOUGHTS ON BOOKS AND READING153
THE OLD MARGATE HOY157
THE CONVALESCENT163
SANITY OF TRUE GENIUS166
CAPTAIN JACKSON169
THE SUPERANNUATED MAN172
THE GENTEEL STYLE IN WRITING177
BARBARA S——­180
THE TOMBS IN THE ABBEY184
AMICUS REDIVIVUS186
SOME SONNETS OF SIR PHILIP SYDNEY190
NEWSPAPERS THIRTY-FIVE YEARS AGO196
BARRENNESS OF THE IMAGINATIVE FACULTY IN THE PRODUCTIONS OF MODERN ART201
REJOICINGS UPON THE NEW YEAR’S COMING OF AGE209
THE WEDDING213
THE CHILD ANGEL217
A DEATH-BED219
OLD CHINA220
POPULAR FALLACIES225
II.—­THAT ILL-GOTTEN GAIN NEVER PROSPERS225
III.—­THAT A MAN MUST NOT LAUGH AT HIS OWN JEST226
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V.—­THAT THE POOR COPY THE VICES OF THE RICH226
VI.—­THAT ENOUGH IS AS GOOD AS A FEAST228
VII.—­OF TWO DISPUTANTS, THE WARMEST IS GENERALLY IN THE WRONG228
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IX.—­THAT THE WORST PUNS ARE THE BEST229
X.—­THAT HANDSOME IS THAT HANDSOME DOES231
XI.—­THAT WE MUST NOT LOOK A GIFT-HORSE IN THE MOUTH233
XII.—­THAT HOME IS HOME THOUGH IT IS NEVER SO HOMELY234
XIII.—­THAT YOU MUST LOVE ME, AND LOVE MY DOG237
XIV.—­THAT WE SHOULD RISE WITH THE LARK240
XV.—­THAT WE SHOULD LIE DOWN WITH THE LAMB242
XVI.—­THAT A SULKY TEMPER IS A MISFORTUNE243
APPENDIX245
ON SOME OF THE OLD ACTORS246
THE OLD ACTORS253
THE OLD ACTORS262
MR. SUETT263
MR. MUNDEN265
NOTES266
HOLIDAYS KEPT AT CHRIST’S HOSPITAL280
THE LAST ESSAYS OF ELIA327
APPENDIX366
INDEX366
B367
C368
D369
E369
F369
G370
H370
I371
J371
K371
L371
M375
N375
O376
P376
Q376
R376
S377
T377
U378
V378
W378
Y379
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