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Works of Charles and Mary Lamb. VI-VII. Letters
Charles Lamb to Thomas Manning, [27? July 1805]

Contents vol. VI
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Contents vol. VII
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Appendix I
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List of Letters
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[Dated by Mr. Hazlitt: July 27, 1805.]

DEAR Archimedes,—Things have gone on badly with thy ungeometrical friend; but they are on the turn. My old housekeeper has shown signs of convalescence, and will shortly resume the power of the keys, so I shan’t be cheated of my tea and liquors. Wind in the west, which promotes tranquillity. Have leisure now to anticipate seeing thee again. Have been taking leave of tobacco in a rhyming address. Had thought that vein had long since closed up. [A sentence omitted here.] Find I can rhyme and reason too. Think of studying mathematics, to restrain the fire of my genius, which G. D. recommends. Have frequent bleedings at the nose, which shows plethoric. Maybe shall try the sea myself, that great scene of wonders. Got incredibly sober and regular; shave oftener, and hum a tune, to signify cheerfulness and gallantry.

Suddenly disposed to sleep, having taken a quart of pease with bacon and stout. Will not refuse Nature, who has done such things for me!

Nurse! don’t call me unless Mr. Manning comes.—What! the gentleman in spectacles?—Yes.

C. L.
Hot Noon.