Charles Lamb

1775 - 1834

A Quote by Charles Lamb on glory, music, praise, pride, and soul

The harp that once through Tara's halls The soul of music shed, Now hangs as mute on Tara's walls As if that soul were fled. So sleeps the pride of former days, So glory's thrill is o'er; And hearts that once beat high for praise Now feel that pulse no more.

Charles Lamb (1775 - 1834)

Source: The Harp that once through Tara's Halls.

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A Quote by Charles Lamb on future and past

This narrow isthmus 'twixt two boundless seas, The past, the future,-two eternities!

Charles Lamb (1775 - 1834)

Source: quoting from Lalla Rookh. The Veiled Prophet of Khorassan.

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A Quote by Charles Lamb

Presents, I often say, endear absents.

Charles Lamb (1775 - 1834)

Source: A Dissertation upon Roast Pig.

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A Quote by Charles Lamb on death and purpose

The red-letter days now become, to all intents and purposes, dead-letter days.

Charles Lamb (1775 - 1834)

Source: Oxford in the Vacation.

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A Quote by Charles Lamb on boredom and gold

Rich and rare were the gems she wore, And a bright gold ring on her wand she bore.

Charles Lamb (1775 - 1834)

Source: Rich and rare were the Gems she wore.

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A Quote by Charles Lamb

You may break, you may shatter the vase if you will, But the scent of the roses will hang round it still.

Charles Lamb (1775 - 1834)

Source: Farewell! But whenever you welcome the Hour.

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A Quote by Charles Lamb on memory, secrets, and soul

And the tear that we shed, though in secret it rolls, Shall long keep his memory green in our souls.

Charles Lamb (1775 - 1834)

Source: Oh breathe not his Name.

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A Quote by Charles Lamb on harmony

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Sentimentally I am disposed to harmony; but organically I am incapable of a tune.

Charles Lamb (1775 - 1834)

Source: A Chapter on Ears.

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A Quote by Charles Lamb

But the trail of the serpent is over them all.

Charles Lamb (1775 - 1834)

Source: Paradise and the Peri.

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A Quote by Charles Lamb on companions, familiarity, and schools

I have had playmates, I have had companions, In my days of childhood, in my joyful school-days. All, all are gone, the old familiar faces.

Charles Lamb (1775 - 1834)

Source: Old Familiar Faces.

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