Charles Lamb

1775 - 1834

A Quote by Charles Lamb on death, devil, holidays, inventions, spirit, and work

Who first invented work, and bound the free And holiday-rejoicing spirit down . . . . To that dry drudgery at the desk's dead wood? . . . . Sabbathless Satan!

Charles Lamb (1775 - 1834)

Source: Work.

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A Quote by Charles Lamb on anguish, earth, heaven, and sorrow

Here bring your wounded hearts, here tell your anguish; Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.

Charles Lamb (1775 - 1834)

Source: Come, Ye Disconsolate.

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A Quote by Charles Lamb on books, fiction, history, and traditions

I like you and your book, ingenious Hone! In whose capacious all-embracing leaves The very marrow of tradition 's shown; And all that history, much that fiction weaves.

Charles Lamb (1775 - 1834)

Source: To the Editor of the Every-Day Book.

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A Quote by Charles Lamb on boldness and garden

A garden was the primitive prison, till man, with Promethean felicity and boldness, luckily sinned himself out of it.

Charles Lamb (1775 - 1834)

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A Quote by Charles Lamb on beauty, business, christianity, communication, death, garden, god, good, heart, inventions, language, paradise, silence, simplicity, and world

What a dead thing is a clock, with its ponderous embowelments of lead and brass, its pert or solemn dullness of communication, compared with the simple altar-like structure and silent heart-language of the old sundials! It stood as the garden god of Christian gardens. Why is it almost everywhere vanished? If its business-use be superseded by more elaborate inventions, its moral uses, its beauty, might have pleaded for its continuance. It spoke of moderate labours, of pleasures not protracted after sunset, of temperance, and good hours. It was the primitive clock, the horologue of the first world. Adam could scare have missed it in Paradise.

Charles Lamb (1775 - 1834)

Source: Essays, 1823

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A Quote by Charles Lamb on god, heart, and love

No, the heart that has truly lov'd never forgets; But as truly loves on to the close; As the sunflower turns on her god when he sets; The same look which she turn'd when he rose.

Charles Lamb (1775 - 1834)

Source: Believe me, if all those endearing young Charms.

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A Quote by Charles Lamb on soul

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There was a little man, and he had a little soul; And he said, Little Soul, let us try, try, try!

Charles Lamb (1775 - 1834)

Source: Little Man and Little Soul.

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A Quote by Charles Lamb on love

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When twilight dews are falling soft Upon the rosy sea, love, I watch the star whose beam so oft Has lighted me to thee, love.

Charles Lamb (1775 - 1834)

Source: When Twilight Dews.

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A Quote by Charles Lamb on books and mind

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She unbent her mind afterwards---over a book.

Charles Lamb (1775 - 1834)

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A Quote by Charles Lamb on good and love

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It is good to love the unknown.

Charles Lamb (1775 - 1834)

Source: Valentine's Day.

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