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Bartlett's Familiar Quotations

A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced to Their Sources in Ancient and Modern Literature


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Author: Charles Lamb
The red-letter days now become, to all intents and purposes, dead-letter days.
Oxford in the Vacation.

Author: Charles Lamb
For with G. D., to be absent from the body is sometimes (not to speak profanely) to be present with the Lord.
Oxford in the Vacation.

Author: Charles Lamb
A clear fire, a clean hearth, and the rigour of the game.
Mrs. Battle’s Opinions on Whist.

Author: Charles Lamb
Sentimentally I am disposed to harmony; but organically I am incapable of a tune.
A Chapter on Ears.

Author: Charles Lamb
Not if I know myself at all.
The Old and New Schoolmaster.

Author: Charles Lamb
It is good to love the unknown.
Valentine’s Day.

Author: Charles Lamb
The pilasters reaching down were adorned with a glistering substance (I know not what) under glass (as it seemed), resembling—a homely fancy, but I judged it to be sugar-candy; yet to my raised imagination, divested of its homelier qualities, it appe
My First Play.

Author: Charles Lamb
Presents, I often say, endear absents.
A Dissertation upon Roast Pig.

Author: Charles Lamb
It argues an insensibility.
A Dissertation upon Roast Pig.

Author: Charles Lamb
Books which are no books.
Detached Thoughts on Books.

Author: Charles Lamb
Your absence of mind we have borne, till your presence of body came to be called in question by it.
Amicus Redivivus.

Author: Charles Lamb
Gone before
To that unknown and silent shore.
Hester. Stanza 7.

Author: Charles Lamb
I have had playmates, I have had companions,
In my days of childhood, in my joyful school-days.
All, all are gone, the old familiar faces.
Old Familiar Faces.

Author: Charles Lamb
For thy sake, tobacco, I
Would do anything but die.
A Farewell to Tobacco.

Author: Charles Lamb
And half had staggered that stout Stagirite.
Written at Cambridge.

Author: Charles Lamb
Who first invented work, and bound the free
And holiday-rejoicing spirit down
   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .
To that dry drudgery at the desk’s d
Work.

Author: Charles Lamb
I like you and your book, ingenious Hone!
  In whose capacious all-embracing leaves
The very marrow of tradition ’s shown;
  And all that history, much that fiction weaves.
To the Editor of the Every-Day Book.

Author: Charles Lamb
He might have proved a useful adjunct, if not an ornament to society.
Captain Starkey.

Author: Charles Lamb
Neat, not gaudy.
Letter to Wordsworth, 1806.

Author: Charles Lamb
Martin, if dirt was trumps, what hands you would hold!
Lamb’s Suppers.

Author: Charles Lamb
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, &#
Autobiographical Recollections.



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