Charles Lamb

Charles Lamb Poems


In a stage-coach, where late I chanced to be,
A little quiet girl my notice caught;
I saw she looked at nothing by the way,

The Old Familiar Faces

I HAVE had playmates, I have had companions,
In my days of childhood, in my joyful school-days--
All, all are gone, the old familiar faces.


Anger in its time and place
May assume a kind of grace.
It must have some reason in it,

A Vision Of Repentance

I saw a famous fountain, in my dream,
Where shady path-ways to a valley led;
A weeping willow lay upon that stream,

Beauty And The Beast

A Merchant, who by generous pains
Prospered in honourable gains,
Could boast, his wealth and fame to share,

Charles Lamb Quotes

11 November 2014

But cards are war, in disguise of a sport.

11 November 2014

The red-letter days, now become, to all intents and purposes, dead-letter days.

11 November 2014

The teller of a mirthful tale has latitude allowed him. We are content with less than absolute truth.

11 November 2014

In everything that relates to science, I am a whole Encyclopaedia behind the rest of the world.

11 November 2014

Newspapers always excite curiosity. No one ever lays one down without a feeling of disappointment.

Charles Lamb Comments

M Asim Nehal 30 January 2019

He was inspired by the master poet William Shakespeare and most of his work is adorable.

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irshad 14 May 2018

what is message of this poem

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Charles Lamb Biography

Charles Lamb was an English essayist, best known for his Essays of Elia and for the children's book Tales from Shakespeare, which he produced with his sister, Mary Lamb. Lamb has been referred to by E.V. Lucas, his principal biographer, as the most lovable figure in English literature.

Lamb was honoured by The Latymer School, a grammar school in ...

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