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" To mind the inside of a book is to entertain one's self with the forced product of another man's brain. Now I think a man of quality and breeding may be much amused with the natural sprouts of his own. "
The Living Age - Page 410
1907
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Selections from His Essays, Letters and Verses

Charles Lamb - 1899 - 184 pages
...not behind the curtain, but in the first or second gallery. DETACHED THOUGHTS ON BOOKS AND READING To mind the inside of a book is to entertain one's...be much amused with the natural sprouts of his own. — Lord Foppington, in the Relapse. AN ingenious acquaintance of my own was so much struck with this...
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A History of English Dramatic Literature to the Death of Queen Anne, Volume 3

Sir Adolphus William Ward - 1899 - 620 pages
...should recommend it most to us. ' Lord Fopptngton. That, I confess, I am not altogether so fand of. Far to mind the inside of a book, is to entertain one's...I think a man of quality and breeding may be much better diverted with the natural Sprauts of his own.' (Act ii. sc. i.) This scene and act i. sc. 3...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 288

1900 - 640 pages
...after quoting, in the essay already mentioned, these words of Lord Foppington in " The Relapse " — " To mind the inside of a book is to entertain one's...be much amused with the natural sprouts of his own " — must have had some such writer in view when he wrote as follows: "An ingenious acquaintance of...
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Richard Croker, Volume 1

Alfred Henry Lewis - 1901 - 436 pages
...comedy, this last, and therefore one much dog-eared and worn of its leaves. Said my Lord Foppington: " To mind the inside of a book is to entertain one's...much amused with the natural sprouts of his own." Lord Foppington never read a book; perhaps, however, he solaced himself, when not on the painted, peruked,...
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English Essays

Edward Everett Hale - 1902 - 266 pages
...to me, upon a new stock, the most delightful of recreations. DETACHED THOUGHTS ON BOOKS AND READING To mind the inside of a book is to entertain one's...be much amused with the natural sprouts of his own. — Lord Foppington in " The Relapse." AN ingenious acquaintance of my own was so much struck with...
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The Works of Charles and Mary Lamb, Volume 2

Charles Lamb, Mary Lamb - 1903 - 542 pages
...shall silence this crude prose, they shall celebrate thy praise. DETACHED THOUGHTS ON BOOKS AND READING To mind the inside of a book is to entertain one's...be much amused with the natural sprouts of his own. Lord Foppington in the Relapse. AN ingenious acquaintance of my own was so much struck with this bright...
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Essay-writing for Schools a Practical Exposition of the Principles of this ...

Leslie Cope Cornford - 1903 - 384 pages
...EXAMPLE XIII DETACHED THOUGHTS ON BOOKS AND READING CHARLES LAMB. (1775-1834.) LAST ESSA YS OF ELI A 1 To mind the inside of a book is to entertain one's...much amused with the natural sprouts of his own.' Lord Foppington in the Relapse. An ingenious acquaintance of my own was so much struck with this bright...
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The Works of Charles and Mary Lamb: Miscellaneous prose, 1798-1834

Charles Lamb, Mary Lamb - 1903 - 634 pages
...313, line 41. My Lord Foppington. Lord Foppington in "The Relapse," by Congreve. Foppington remarks: "To mind the inside of a book is to entertain one's...much amused with the natural sprouts of his own." Lamb uses the same speech for the motto of his " Detached Thoughts on Books and Reading" (see Vol....
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The last essays of Elia

Charles Lamb, Mary Lamb - 1903 - 380 pages
...shall silence this crude prose, they shall celebrate thy praise. DETACHED THOUGHTS ON BOOKS AND READING To mind the inside of a book is to entertain one's...be much amused with the natural sprouts of his own. Lord Fofpington in the Relapse. AN ingenious acquaintance of my own was so much struck with this bright...
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Works: The last essays of Elia

Charles Lamb - 1903 - 380 pages
...inside of a book is to entertain one's self with the forced product of another man's brain. Now I Hunk a man of quality and breeding may be much amused with the natural sprouts of his own. Lord Foppington in the Relapse, AN ingenious acquaintance of my own was so much struck with this bright...
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