Sidelights on Charles Lamb

Paperback | January 8, 2012

byBertram Dobell

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1903. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... VI MORE ABOUT WAINEWRIGHT AND LAMB. I have in the first chapter of this book given some details about Thomas Griffiths Wainewright, and some account of his connection with Lamb. I have since learned a good many particulars about him that were unknown to me when I first wrote about that man of many aliases. He was, it seems a much more industrious writer, and a much larger contributor to the periodical literature of the time, than has been hitherto supposed. Moreover, he was the author of at least one separate publication. One of his pseudonyms in the London Magazine, as we have seen, was that of " Egomet Bonmot." I was aware that a book or booklet was in existence which purported to be the work of this same, "Egomet Bonmot " ; but it is so rare that for a long time I searched for it in vain. Yet, 227 curiously enough, I had all the while a copy in my possession, which I fortunately came upon one day when I was looking for something else. It is so curious a production, and so characteristic of its author, that I think the reader will readily forgive me for dwelling upon it at some length. Its title is as follows : "' Some Passages ' in the Life, &c, of Egomet Bonmot, Esq. Edited by Mr. Mwaughmaim, and now first published by Me. London : James Bigg. . . . 1825." "Mr. Mwaughmaim," it is pretty evident, is the French "Moi-meme" or "myself." On the fly-leaf opposite the title-page there are two mottoes, which profess to be taken from an " Old Play (written yesterday)." In these the author gives us some hints as to the design of his work. He says :-- --What's here? Myself and I ?--I and myself ?-- He talks of little but himself--I' faith I see it now; a right broad target this For ridicule: my life upon't he'll hit The very spot sans aim,--for in these days T...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1903. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... VI MORE ABOUT WAINEWRIGHT AND LAMB. I have in the first chapter of this book given some details about Thomas Griffiths Waine...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:74 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:January 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217993354

ISBN - 13:9780217993357

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