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It spoils Lamb's essays to try to analyze them; they must simply be accepted and enjoyed.Charles Lamb is essentially an essayist, but in his Essays of Elia are several sketches that bear marks of the short-story structure.The name Elia was taken from a clerk in the South Sea House and attached in fun to the first essay. Many of the essays have personal references, The South Sea House,for instance, The Old Benchers of the Inner Temple, Christ's Hospital Five and Thirty Years Ago, Mockery End in Hertfordshire,and Blakes more in H shire.Dream-Children is a little classic of pathos ; A Dissertation upon Roast Pig, and The Praise of Chimney Sweepers, on the other hand, are splendid examples of wit and humor. Battle's Opinions on Whist, Barbara S., and other favorites may be read. Bound in full brown morocco by Riviere with all edges gilt, raised bands, and ornate gilt tooling on spines. In the year this book was signed, young FDR and his mother began a series of trips to the Rineland spa of Bad Nauheim, Germany, seeking treatment of his father's ailing heart. The richness of his language and his wealth of ideas are well illustrated in the following paragraph from Poor Relations: "A Poor Relation is the most irrelevant thing in nature, a piece of impertinent correspondency, an odious approximation,a haunting conscience, a preposterous shadow, lengthening in the noontide of our prosperity, an unwelcome remembrancer, a perpetually recurring mortification, a drain on your purse,a more intolerable dun upon your pride, a drawback upon success, a rebuke to your rising, a stain in your blood, a blot on your 'scutcheon, a rent in your garment, a death' s head at your banquet, Agathocles' pot, a Mordecai in your gate, a Lazarus at your door, a lion in your path, a frog in your chamber, a fly in your ointment, a mote in your eye,a triumph to your enemy, an apology to your friends, the one thing not needful, the hail in harvest, the ounce of sour in a pound of sweet.
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