Charles & Mary Lamb

Befallen Adventures

He gave them a brief relation of all the  adventures that had befallen him. First published in 1808, mine is the Platt & Peck Co. edition from 1902. An excellent introduction to the classic for kids who haven’t yet mastered their Greek. Originally published at bigfoodetc.com on August 10, 2021 

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Do not read Dante Rossetti’s “My Sister Sleeps.” Thackeray’s “The Mahogany Tree” is pleasant. “Elegy.” Interesting that Lamb died in 1834, yet “To the Sister of Elia” was written in 1837. It’s fairly short–five verses. Hard to think also of Mary outliving her brother so long. She died in 1847. I don’t think I’ve read …

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Friends | Guide to Daily Reading 12/2/22

Nothing happened though The Booklover’s Almanac tells me that on this date in 1603 As You Like It was performed by Shakespeare’s company at Wilson House, home of the Earl of Pembroke, with Shakespeare appearing in one of the roles. (Which reminds me…) Daily Readings: The brief bio of George Darley seems rather incomplete: Associating …

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Befallen Adventures

He gave them a brief relation of all the  adventures that had befallen him. First published in 1808, mine is the Platt & Peck Co. edition from 1902. An excellent introduction to the classic for kids who haven’t yet mastered their Greek. Originally published at bigfoodetc.com on August 10, 2021