Charles Lamb Quotes (182 quotes)
Poor Relations. - Last Essays of Elia (1833)
Witches, and Other Night Fears. - Essays of Elia (1823)
“Shakespeare is one of the last books one should like to give up, perhaps the one just before the Dying Service in a large Prayer book.”
The Letters of Charles Lamb: In which Many Mutilated Words and Passages Have Been Restored to Their Original Form: with Letters Never Before Published and Facsimiles of Original Ms. Letters and Poems (1905 edition)
Letter to Mrs. Wordsworth (February 18, 1818)
“A pun is not bound by the laws which limit nicer wit. It is a pistol let off at the ear; not a feather to tickle the intellect.”
Works of Charles Lamb and Mary Lamb (2010 edition), MobileReference - ISBN: 9781607787594
The letters of Charles Lamb, with a sketch of his life. The poetical works (1838 edition)
“Boys are capital fellows in their own way, among their mates; but they are unwholesome companions for grown people.”
The Works of Charles Lamb: Essays of Elia. Rosamund Gray. Recollections of Chirst's hospital. Essays on the tragedies of Shakspeare [etc.] Letters under assumed signatures published in the Reflector. Curious fragments. Mr. H (1838 edition)
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsCharles Lamb
Born: February 10, 1775
Died: December 27, 1834 (aged 59)
Bio: Charles Lamb was an English essayist, best known for his Essays of Elia and for the children's book Tales from Shakespeare, which he produced with his sister, Mary Lamb. Lamb has been referred to by E.V. Lucas, his principal biographer, as the most lovable figure in English literature.