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Charles Lamb (London, 10 February 1775 – Edmonton, 27 December 1834) was an English essayist, best known for his Essays of Elia and for the children's book Tales from Shakespeare, which he produced with his sister, Mary Lamb (1764–1847). Lamb has been referred to by E.V. Lucas, his principal biographer, as the most lovable figure in English literature, and his influence on the English essay form surely cannot be overestimated.. English essayist and poet


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Quote Left Lawyers, I suppose, were children once. Quote Right
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Quote Left The red-letter days, now become, to all intents and purposes, dead-letter days. Quote Right
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Quote Left A book reads the better which is our own, and has been so long known to us, that we know the topography of its blots, and dog's ears, and can trace the dirt in it to having read it at tea with buttered muffins. Quote Right
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Quote Left The beggar wears all colors fearing none. Quote Right
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Quote Left Boys are capital fellows in their own way, among their mates but they are unwholesome companions for grown people. Quote Right
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