Monday, January 11, 2016

Daily Dose

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.

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