For Lamb, the London Magazine was "chiefly pleasant." he wrote July, 1821.
"because some of my friends write in it." (Lucas 2: 306).
The Library Companion: or, the Young Man's Guide, and the Old Man's Comfort in the Choice of a Library.
"A Home for Art: Painting, Poetry, and Domestic Interiors." At the Limits of Romanticism.
Nothing short of that will satisfy their scrupulous pretensions to wisdom and gravity.
They proceed by the rule and compass, by logical diagrams, and with none but demonstrable conclusions, and leave all the taste, fancy, and sentiment of the thing to the admirers of Mr. That Work is to them a very flimsy and superficial performance, because it is rhetorical and figurative, and they judge of solidity by barrenness, of depth by dryness.Ferris looks at the ways in which the highlighting of the physical book-object in the bibliophilic genres of the period worked both to counter the impersonal and abstract forces generally associated with the printing press and to unsettle the divisions organizing the intellectual and cultural field of the period. This essay appears in _Romantic Libraries_, a volume of _Romantic Circles Praxis Series_, prepared exclusively for Romantic Circles ( University of Maryland. Charles Lamb (February 10, 1775 – December 27, 1834) was an English essayist and poet, best known for his Essays of Elia and for the children's book Tales from Shakespeare, which he produced along with his sister, Mary Lamb.CHARLES LAMB AS A PERSONAL ESSAYIST Charles Lamb has been acclaimed by common consent as the Prince among English essayist. [Beresford, James.] Bibliosophia; or, Book-Wisdom: Containing some Account of the Pride, Pleasures, and Privileges of that Glorious Vocation, Book-Collecting. "Hazlitt and the sociability of theatre." Romantic Sociability: Social Networks and Literary Culture in Britain, 1770-1840. In Hazlitt's opinion the interpretation of Scripture had provided one of the most fertile sources of fanaticism. Early 19th-century phenomena such as biliomania and the figure of the bookman helped to spark a widespread awareness of books as printed objects and an interest in the physical dimensions of the readerly relationship to them. His friendship with Hazlitt facilitated a conversation between their essays. there are striking similarities between their essays, such as Lamb's "New Year's Eve" and Hazlitt's "On the Past and Future." (1) A month after "Elia" first appeared in the magazine, Hazlitt's essay "On the Conversation of Ant ns" referred to Lamb's visit to Oxford, and how he "walked gowned" among its quadrangles--an allusion to Lamb's sonnet written at Cambridge, "I was not trained in academic bowers" (LM 2: 261).In October, the second Elia essay, "Oxford in the Vacation," offered a subtle hint to Elia's real identity. the only living named participant, but rebukes him: "I cannot indulge von in your definition. We will have nothing said or done syllogistically this day" (LM 3: 362).