Saturday, December 14, 2019


Not Much Upstairs

Charles Lamb (1775-1834), "The Old and the New Schoolmasters," Elia and The Last Essays of Elia (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1987), pp. 56-63 (at 57):
Not that I affect ignorance—but my head has not many mansions, nor spacious; and I have been obliged to fill it with such cabinet curiosities as it can hold without aching. I sometimes wonder, how I have passed my probation with so little discredit in the world, as I have done, upon so meagre a stock.
Related post: Small of Brain.

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