Saturday, January 9, 2016

Daily Dose

From The Letters of Charles and Mary Lamb 1796 - 1820, edited by E. V. Lucas


"Confusion blast all mercantile transactions, all traffick, exchange of commodities, intercourse between nations, all the consequent civilization and wealth and amity and link of society, and getting rid of prejudices, and knowlege of the face of the globe—and rot the very firs of the forest that look so romantic alive, and die into desks. Vale."

From a letter to William Wordsworth, dated April 28, 1815

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