Monday, January 11, 2016
From The Letters of Charles and Mary Lamb 1821 - 1842, edited by E. V. Lucas
"And yet I am accounted by some people a good man. How cheap that character is acquired! Pay your debts, don't borrow money, nor twist your kittens neck off, or disturb a congregation, &c.— your business is done. I know things (thoughts or things, thoughts are things) of myself which would make every friend I have fly me as a plague patient."
From a letter to Bernard Barton, dated February 25, 1824.