Charles Lamb

1775 - 1834

A Quote by Charles Lamb

'T is believ'd that this harp which I wake now for thee Was a siren of old who sung under the sea.

Charles Lamb (1775 - 1834)

Source: The Origin of the Harp.

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A Quote by Charles Lamb on friendship and love

A friendship that like love is warm; A love like friendship, steady.

Charles Lamb (1775 - 1834)

Source: How shall I woo?

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A Quote by Charles Lamb on friendship and love

If I speak to thee in friendship's name, Thou think'st I speak too coldly; If I mention love's devoted flame, Thou say'st I speak too boldly.

Charles Lamb (1775 - 1834)

Source: How shall I woo?

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A Quote by Charles Lamb on friendship

Oh call it by some better name, For friendship sounds too cold.

Charles Lamb (1775 - 1834)

Source: Oh call it by some better Name.

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A Quote by Charles Lamb on business, coaching, guests, and women

Returning to town in the stage-coach, which was filled with Mr. Gilman's guests, we stopped for a minute or two at Kentish Town. A woman asked the coachman, "Are you full inside?" Upon which Lamb put his head through the window and said, "I am quite full inside; that last piece of pudding at Mr. Gilman's did the business for me."

Charles Lamb (1775 - 1834)

Source: Autobiographical Recollections. (Leslie.)

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A Quote by Charles Lamb on clarity

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A clear fire, a clean hearth, and the rigour of the game.

Charles Lamb (1775 - 1834)

Source: Mrs. Battle's Opinions on Whist.

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A Quote by Charles Lamb

One morn a Peri at the gate Of Eden stood disconsolate.

Charles Lamb (1775 - 1834)

Source: Paradise and the Peri.

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A Quote by Charles Lamb on heart

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I give thee all,-I can no more, Though poor the off'ring be; My heart and lute are all the store That I can bring to thee.

Charles Lamb (1775 - 1834)

Source: My Heart and Lute.

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A Quote by Charles Lamb on fame and glory

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Go where glory waits thee! But while fame elates thee, Oh, still remember me!

Charles Lamb (1775 - 1834)

Source: Go where Glory waits thee.

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A Quote by Charles Lamb on accidents, action, good, and pleasure

The greatest pleasure I know, is to do a good action by stealth, and to have it found out by accident.

Charles Lamb (1775 - 1834)

Source: The Athenæum, 4 Jan 1834

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