poet Charles Lamb

Charles Lamb

#485 on top 500 poets
Charles Lamb
Do you like this poet?
90 person liked.
34 person did not like.

Charles Lamb poems, quotations and biography on Charles Lamb poet page. Read all poems of Charles Lamb and infos about Charles Lamb.

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 Edmonton, a suburb of London where he lived for a time; it has six houses, one of which, "Lamb", is named after Charles.

Youth and Schooling

Lamb was the son of Elizabeth Field and John Lamb. Lamb was the youngest child, with an 11 year older sister Mary, an even older brother John, and 4 other siblings who ... more »

Add this poet to your My Favorite Poets.


Charles Lamb Quotations

  • ''Were I Diogenes, I would not move out of a kilderkin into a hogshead, though the first had had nothing but small beer in it, and the second reeked claret.''
    Charles Lamb (1775-1834), British essayist, critic. Letter, March 28, 1809, to Thomas Manning. Vol. 2, Complete Works of Charles Lamb (1882). On h...
    21 person liked.
    7 person did not like.
  • ''The greatest pleasure I know, is to do a good action by stealth, and to have it found out by accident.''
    Charles Lamb (1775-1834), British essayist, critic. Athenaeum (London, Jan. 4, 1834), "Table Talk by the Late Elia."
    23 person liked.
    9 person did not like.
  • ''Shakespeare is one of the last books one should like to give up, perhaps the one just before the Dying Service in a large Prayer book.''
    Charles Lamb (1775-1834), British essayist, critic. letter, Feb. 1, 1806, to William Wordsworth. Bibliophile (1840).
    27 person liked.
    4 person did not like.
  • ''Separate from the pleasure of your company, I don't much care if I never see another mountain in my life.''
    Charles Lamb (1775-1834), British essayist, critic. letter, Jan. 30, 1801, to William Wordsworth. Complete Works, vol. 3 (1882).
    10 person liked.
    4 person did not like.
  • ''He has left off reading altogether, to the great improvement of his originality.''
    Charles Lamb (1775-1834), British essayist, critic. "Detached Thoughts on Books and Reading," The Last Essays of Elia (1833).
    7 person liked.
    6 person did not like.

Comments about Charles Lamb

  • ilai123 (9/24/2019 3:41:00 PM)

    my r­o­o­m­At­e's ­m­ot­h­er-­i­n-­l­Aw ­m­A­k­es $82/­h­our ­o­n t­h­e ­i­nt­er­n­et. S­h­e ­h­As ­b­e­e­n ­l­A­i­d ­o­f­f ­f­or t­e­n ­m­o­nt­hs ­but ­l­Ast ­m­o­nt­h ­h­er ­i­n­c­o­m­e w­As $17678 just w­or­k­i­n­g ­o­n t­h­e ­i­nt­er­n­et ­f­or ­A ­f­ew ­h­ours. R­e­A­d ­m­or­e ­h­er­e ­g­o t­o t­h­is s­it­e ­h­o­m­e t­A­b ­f­or ­m­or­e ­d­et­A­i­l. HERE======►► www.more.cash61.com ★★★COPY THIS SITE★★★

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • M Asim Nehal (1/30/2019 12:32:00 PM)

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

    1 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • irshad (5/14/2018 4:49:00 AM)

    what is message of this poem

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
Best Poem of Charles Lamb

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,
And all around the fountain brink were spread
Wide branching trees, with dark green leaf rich clad,
Forming a doubtful twilight-desolate and sad.


The place was such, that whoso enter'd in,
Disrobed was of every earthly thought,
And straight became as one that knew not sin,
Or to the world's first innocence was brought;
Enseem'd it now, he stood on holy ground,
In sweet and tender melancholy wrapt around.


A most strange calm ...

Read the full of A Vision Of Repentance