Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and have her nonsense respected.
We grow gray in our spirit long before we grow gray in our hair.
And there they ring the walls, the young, the lithe. The handsome hold the graves they won...- Aeschylus
Art is long, and Time is fleeting.- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Houston, Tranquillity Base here. The Eagle has landed.- Neil Armstrong
You are asking me to sell members of my family.- Walter Annenberg
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|Birth:||10th February, 1775|
|Death:||27th December, 1834|
Lamb was the son of Elizabeth Field and John Lamb. Charles Lamb born in Inner Temple, London, England. Lamb was enrolled in Christ's Hospital, a charity boarding school chartered by King Edward VI in 1552. Christ's Hospital was a traditional English boarding school; bleak and full of violence. A thorough record of Christ's Hospital in Several essays by Lamb as well as the Autobiography of Leigh Hunt and the Biographia Literaria of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, with whom Charles developed a friendship that would last for their entire lives. Lamb left school at fourteen and was forced to find a more prosaic career. For a short time he worked in the office of Joseph Paice, a London merchant and then, for 23 weeks, until 8 February 1792, held a small post in the Examiner's Office of the South Sea House. Its subsequent downfall in a pyramid scheme after Lamb left would be contrasted to the company's prosperity in the first Elia essay. On 5 April 1792 he went to work in the Accountant's Office for British East India Company, the death of his father's employer having ruined the family's fortunes.Charles would continue to work there for 25 years, until his retirement with pension.
Lamb's first publication was the inclusion of four sonnets in the Coleridge's Poems on Various Subjects published in 1796 by Joseph Cottle. In the first years of the 19th century Lamb began his fruitful literary cooperation with his sister Mary. Together they wrote at least three books for William Godwin’s Juvenile Library. The most successful of these was of course Tales From Shakespeare which ran through two editions for Godwin and has now been published dozens of times in countless editions, many of them illustrated.
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