Charles Lamb Quotes (208 quotes)
“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)
“Clap an extinguisher upon your irony if you are unhappily blessed with a vein of it.”
Essays of Elia (1835 edition)
Witches, and Other Night Fears. - Essays of Elia (1823)
Letter to Samuel Rogers (December 21, 1833)
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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.