Thursday, February 9, 2012

Not anyone we know

His youth was fiery, glowing, tempestuous - and in age he discovereth no symptom of cool-ing. This is that which I ad-mire in him. I hate people who meet Time half-way.

Lamb was talking about his cousin, JE. Not any-one we know, probably.

Charles Lamb
Elia and The Last Essays
  of Elia
  My Relations, 1821
Jonathan Bate, editor
op. cit.