Charles Lamb

1775 - 1834

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

Neat, not gaudy.

Charles Lamb (1775 - 1834)

Source: Letter to Wordsworth, 1806.

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A Quote by Charles Lamb on heaven, illusions, joy, tears, and world

This world is all a fleeting show, For man's illusion given; The smiles of joy, the tears of woe, Deceitful shine, deceitful flow,- There 's nothing true but Heaven.

Charles Lamb (1775 - 1834)

Source: This World is all a fleeting Show.

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A Quote by Charles Lamb on cheerfulness, love, memory, tears, and words

Oft in the stilly night, Ere slumber's chain has bound me, Fond memory brings the light Of other days around me; The smiles, the tears, Of boyhood's years, The words of love then spoken; The eyes that shone Now dimmed and gone, The cheerful hearts now broken.

Charles Lamb (1775 - 1834)

Source: Oft in the Stilly Night.

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A Quote by Charles Lamb on children and lawyers

Lawyers, I suppose, were children once.

Charles Lamb (1775 - 1834)

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A Quote by Charles Lamb on lies and women

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The light that lies In woman's eyes.

Charles Lamb (1775 - 1834)

Source: The Time I 've lost in wooing.

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A Quote by Charles Lamb on death

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To live and die in scenes like this, With some we 've left behind us.

Charles Lamb (1775 - 1834)

Source: As Slow our Ship.

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