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  Charles Lamb Collection at Bartleby.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In 1796 his sister Mary Ann Lamb (1764–1847) in a fit of temporary insanity attacked and wounded their father and stabbed and killed their mother.
Lamb had himself declared her guardian to save her from permanent commitment to an asylum, and after 1799 they lived together.
Charles and Mary Lamb interweave the words of Shakespeare with their own (some 200 years later in 1807) to bring 20 of his best plays to the young reader.
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 Charles Lamb
The calm self-mastery and loving self-renunciation which Charles Lamb, by constitution excitable, nervous and self-mistrustful, displayed at this crisis in his own history and in that of those nearest him, will ever give him an imperishable claim to the reverence and affection of all who are capable of appreciating the heroisms of common life.
Lamb's first appearance as an author was made in the year of the great tragedy of his life (1796), when there were published in the volume of Poems on Various Subjects by Coleridge four sonnets by "Mr.
Charles Lamb is entitled to a place as an essayist beside Michel de Montaigne, Sir Thomas Browne, Richard Steele and Joseph Addison.
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 Charles Lamb - Books and Biography
Charles Lamb (1775-1834) was an English essayist, 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 was the youngest child of John Lamb, a lawyer's clerk.
Charles, who had never married because of his family commitments, fell in love with an actress, Fanny Kelly, of Covent Garden, but she refused him and he remained until his death a bachelor.
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 Mary Lamb
For he who tells the tale of Charles and Mary Lamb's life must tell of a love that was an uplift to this brother and sister in childhood, that sustained them in the desolation of disaster, and was a saving solace even when every hope seemed gone and reason veiled her face.
Charles was working away over the ledgers and used to come home fagged and weary and Coleridge was far away, and there was no boy to educate now and only sick and foolish and quibbling people on whom to strike fire.
Charles Lamb, in an adjoining room, hearing the commotion, entered quickly and taking the knife from his sister's hand, put his arm about her and tenderly led her away.
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 Lamb, Charles - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
LAMB, CHARLES [Lamb, Charles] 1775-1834, English essayist, b.
In 1796 his sister Mary Ann Lamb (1764-1847) in a fit of temporary insanity attacked and wounded their father and stabbed and killed their mother.
Lamb was a gifted conversationalist and was friendly with most of the major literary figures of his time.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-lamb-c1ha.html   (441 words)

  
 A Biographical Sketch by blupete: Charles ("Elia") Lamb (1775-1834).
Lamb's father would be continually advising his master as to what he should say and not say, especially in respect to any social functions, which by his position, Salt was bound to attend.
Charles was a regular visit to his sister, and, as was usual for Mary, she improved her state of mind within a few weeks.
Lamb suffered from a stammer, and, thus, was unable to go on to an intellectual career as possibly might otherwise have been available to him, such as that as a teacher.
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 Charles Lamb - Biography and Works
Lamb was born in London on February 10, 1775.
Lamb became friends in London with a group of young writers who favored political reform including Percy Bysshe Shelley, William Hazlitt and Leigh Hunt.
Lamb's critical comments in Specimens of English Dramatic poets who lived about the time of Shakespeare (1808) are among the classics of English criticism.
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 Charles Lamb Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
Charles Lamb was born on Feb. 10, 1775, in London.
Lamb's brilliant comments on the selections he chose began his reputation as a critic, and the entire volume was largely responsible for the revival of interest in Shakespeare's contemporaries which followed its publication.
Lamb furthered his critical career with essays "On the Genius and Character of Hogarth" and "The Tragedies of Shakespeare," published in Leigh Hunt's journal, the Reflector, in 1811.
www.bookrags.com /biography/charles-lamb   (942 words)

  
 Fictionwise eBooks: Charles Lamb
Bio: Charles Lamb (1775-1834) was an English essayist, 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, who had never married because of his family commitments, fell in love with an actress, Fanny Kelly, of Covent Garden, but she refused him and he remained single until his death.
Charles and Mary Lamb bring vividly alive the power of Hamlet and Othello, the fun of As You Like It and the drama of Pericles.
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 Mary and Charles Lamb - their web biographies
Lamb himself, at the time we speak of, being a mere clerk, and unable to afford them much assistance, the weight of their maintenance fell upon his sister, the well-known Mary Lamb.
Mary Lamb would have been in the ordinary course transferred to a public lunatic asylum, but interest was made with the authorities, and she was given into the custody of her brother, then only just of age, who undertook to be her guardian, an office which he discharged...
Lamb, thus, in his twenty-third year, had "the whole weight of the family" thrown on him - a father in his second childhood, a dying aunt and a sister whose returning reason was liable to fail again at any moment.
www.mdx.ac.uk /www/study/ylamb.htm   (11590 words)

  
 Charles and Mary Lamb Homepage and Biography on Bibliomania.com
In 1818 his scattered contributions in prose and verse were collected as The Works of Charles Lamb, and the favour with which they were received led to his being asked to contribute to the London Magazine the essays on which his fame chiefly rests.
In 1823 the Lambs had left London and taken a cottage at Islington, and had practically adopted Emma Isola, a young orphan, whose presence brightened their lives until her marriage in 1833 to E.
Lamb is here at once profound and subtle, and his work led as much as any other influence to the revival of interest in and appreciation of our older poetry.
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 Charles Lamb   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Charles Lamb heard Coleridge recite "Christabel" in the early months of 1800, and after leaving Coleridge's Grasmere cottage with a now-lost transcription of the poem (probably consisting of Part I only), hesoon discovered that his copy was incomplete.
Lamb writes again of "Christabel" when he hears that the poem is headed to press in 1816.
Lamb is thought to have penned a review of "Christabel" for theTimes on 20 May 1816 --probably at the invitation of then-editor John Stoddart.
users.ox.ac.uk /~scat0385/ckw/lambc.htm   (554 words)

  
 Charles Lamb - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In London, Lamb became familiar with a group of young writers who favored political reform, including Percy Bysshe Shelley, William Hazlitt, and Leigh Hunt.
In 1819, at age 44, Lamb, who, because of family commitments, had never married, fell in love with an actress, Fanny Kelly, of Covent Garden, and proposed marriage.
Lamb is buried in All Saints' Churchyard, Edmonton, Greater London.
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 Lamb
Charles Lamb is buried in All Saints' Churchyard, Edmonton, Greater London.
Lamb died on the 27 December 1834 in Edmonton after complications to a wound he suffered as a result of a fall on his way to the Bell Tavern at Edmonton.
For the whole of his life Lamb cared for his sister Mary, who in 1796, killed their mother in a fit of madness with a table knife.
www.poetsgraves.co.uk /lamb.htm   (264 words)

  
 Charles Lamb - Moviefone
Fortuitously, Lamb's first publication was in 1796, when four sonnets by "Mr.
Charles Lamb of the India House" appeared in Coleridge's Poems on Various...
Charles Lamb - Filmography, Biography, News, Photos, Birth date, Relationships, Charles Lamb Film Clips, and Fun Facts on Moviefone.
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 Journal Gazette/Times-Courier Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Charles Lamb, 23, passed by on its way to Washington Street Cemetery.
Lamb attended Roosevelt school -- like the students paying their respects -- before graduating in 1999 from Casey-Westfield High School.
Photographs displayed during the funeral showed that Lamb's friendly nature extended beyond the military to his family and all other aspects of his life, the reverend said.
www.jg-tc.com /articles/2004/09/17/news/news01.txt   (739 words)

  
 'Mad Mary Lamb' by Susan Tyler Hitchcock review on the official website of Laura Hird
Charles and Mary Lamb in the Inner Temple
Lamb responded to Mary’s efforts, but in this early section of the book, she is a little too fond of speculation.
Charles certainly went to some trouble to find Mary a suitable place of confinement; it is to be hoped she avoided the more draconian treatments.
www.laurahird.com /newreview/madmarylamb.html   (1680 words)

  
 George Herbert Mead: Charles Lamb   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The essays of Elia are the foundation of Lamb's literary fame, for they speak of Lamb's own thought and life.
We have said that Lamb was a man of talent, that is all.
She was subject to fits of insanity, and during one of these she had killed their mother, but Lamb never slackened his love.
spartan.ac.brocku.ca /~lward/Mead/pubs/Mead_1882a.html   (1016 words)

  
 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Lamb, Charles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Lamb, Charles LAMB, CHARLES [Lamb, Charles] 1775-1834, English essayist, b.
Blunden, Edmund Charles BLUNDEN, EDMUND CHARLES [Blunden, Edmund Charles] 1896-1974, English author.
Beginning his career as a poet of nature, Blunden became a cosmopolitan teacher and writer.
www.encyclopedia.com /articles/07171.html   (530 words)

  
 Biographies : BRIGADIER GENERAL CHARLES W. LAMB   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Between academic assignments to the University of Oklahoma and the Air Command and Staff College, General Lamb was assigned to the inspector general team at Headquarters 17th Air Force, U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, from 1960 to 1963.
General Lamb was assigned to the Air Force Eastern Test Range at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., and was the base civil engineer at Patrick from June 1964 to August 1966.
In 1976 General Lamb was the Air Force recipient of the Society of American Military Engineers' Newman Medal for the most outstanding contribution to military engineering through achievement in design construction, administration, research and development.
www.af.mil /bios/bio.asp?bioID=6128   (671 words)

  
 Fallen Heroes Memorial: Army Spc. Charles R. Lamb   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Lamb died in Baghdad, Iraq, during a mortar attack.
Charles will always be remembered by us and for his bravery, fighting over there.
Charles is a true American hero and will always be remembered for his bravery and sacrifice he gave to our country.
www.fallenheroesmemorial.com /oif/profiles/lambcharlesr.html   (1445 words)

  
 Beastly beauties: Carnivorous plants lure fans with bright colors, unique shapes
Like Morticia, Lamb liked to feed his carnivorous plants when he started growing them 20 years ago.
Many carnivorous plants are endangered or threatened, in part because their wetlands have been displaced by development, Lamb says.
Lamb suggests a south-facing window in the basement because tropical pitcher plants need much lower temperatures - about 34 degrees - in winter.
www.azcentral.com /home/garden/articles/1129carnivorous1129.html   (1408 words)

  
 Charles Lambiana in ZhurnalWiki
Charles Lamb (1775-1834) was a British writer and humorist who described himself as one who "...
A small eater, but not drinker; confesses a partiality for the production of the juniper-berry; was a fierce smoker of tobacco, but may be resembled to a volcano burnt out, emitting only now and then an occasional puff...."
to find Coleridge still there with his eyes shut, talking away, as he thought, to Lamb, I have heard my father declare, though only on Lamb's authority, to be strictly true; but then Lamb delighted in such fictions about his friends.
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 Amazon.ca: Tales From Shakespeare: Books: Charles Lamb,Mary Lamb,Flo Gibson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Grade 7 Up-An introduction to the plots of 20 of Shakespeare's plays by Charles and Mary Lamb.
Charles Lamb became one of the eighteenth century's greatest writers of occasional prose.
Though Lambs' Tales (1807) were intended to introduce Shakespeare's plays and offer moral education to the young, their warmth and clarity make them pleasurable reading even to confirmed Shakespeareans.
www.amazon.ca /Tales-Shakespeare-Charles-Lamb/dp/1556855818   (833 words)

  
 About Charles Lamb   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
His sister, Mary Ann Lamb, had similar problems and murdered her mother in a fit of madness.
She was latter released into her Lamb`s care.
1808 Lamb`s critical comments in Specimens of English Dramatic poets who lived about the time of Shakespeare these are among the classics of English criticism.
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 Charles Lamb - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Charles Lamb - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Lamb, Charles (pen name Elia, 1775-1834), English essayist, famed for his informal, rambling comments on commonplace life with touches of fantastic...
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 Charles Lamb
Charles Lamb was born in London in 1775.
Lamb became friends in London with a group of young writers who favoured political reform including
Lamb worked for the East India Company in London but managed to contribute articles to several journals and newspapers including
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 RPO -- Selected Poetry of Charles Lamb (1775-1834)
Born February 10, 1775, in London and educated at Christ's Hospital, Charles Lamb was a minor poet (and friend of S. Coleridge), but also the earliest editor of Elizabethan drama, and the greatest essay-writer of his age.
Mary Lamb, while insane, in 1796 had knifed to death their their mother.
It was owing to Charles' love that she was de-institutionalized and allowed to go home.
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 Charles Lamb
Mary returns from the asylum and he cares for her for the rest of his life, although she is returned to the asylum periodically.
A comparison and contrast piece, in which Bridget (Lamb's psyeudonem for Mary) and Elia (Lamb's psyeudonem for himself) discuss the past.
Bridget argues that it was better in the past when they were poor because they enjoyed what they did have more.
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