Charles Lamb
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"Charles Lamb" was an England/English writer and List of essayists/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 (1764–1847).

He also wrote a number of poems, and was part of a literary circle in England, along with Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth, whom he befriended. He has been referred to by E.V. Lucas/E. V. Lucas, his principal biographer, as "the most lovable figure in English literature".

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I am determined that my children shall be brought up in their father's religion, if they can find out what it is.

Asparagus inspires gentle thoughts.

What is reading, but silent conversation.

Don't introduce me to that man! I want to go on hating him, and I can't hate a man whom I know.

Nothing to me is more distasteful than that entire complacency and satisfaction which beam in the countenances of a newly married couple.

It is good to love the unknown.

Pain is life - the sharper, the more evidence of life.

My motto is: Contented with little, yet wishing for more.

'Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and have her nonsense respected.

Lawyers, I suppose, were children once.

I mean your borrowers of books - those mutilators of collections, spoilers of the symmetry of shelves, and creators of odd volumes.

Here cometh April again, and as far as I can see the world hath more fools in it than ever.

All people have their blind side - their superstitions; and I have heard her declare, under the rose, that hearts were her favourite suit.