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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Charles Lamb. (1775–1834) (continued)
 
The very marrow of tradition ’s shown;
  And all that history, much that fiction weaves.
          To the Editor of the Every-Day Book.
5331
    He might have proved a useful adjunct, if not an ornament to society.
          Captain Starkey.
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    Neat, not gaudy. 1
          Letter to Wordsworth, 1806.
5333
    Martin, if dirt was trumps, what hands you would hold!
          Lamb’s Suppers.
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    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.”
          Autobiographical Recollections. (Leslie.)
 
James Smith. (1775–1839)
 
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    No Drury Lane for you to-day.
          Rejected Addresses. The Baby’s Début.
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    I saw them go: one horse was blind,
The tails of both hung down behind,
  Their shoes were on their feet.
          Rejected Addresses. The Baby’s Début.
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    Lax in their gaiters, laxer in their gait.
          The Theatre.
 
William Pitt. (d. 1840)
 
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    A strong nor’-wester ’s blowing, Bill!
  Hark! don’t ye hear it roar now?
Lord help ’em, how I pities them
  Unhappy folks on shore now!
          The Sailor’s Consolation.
 
Note 1.
See Shakespeare, Hamlet, Quotation 46. [back]
 

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