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Quotation by Charles Lamb
For God's sake (I never was more serious) don't make me ridiculous any more by terming me gentle-hearted in print ... substitute drunken dog, ragged head, seld-shaven, odd- eyed, stuttering, or any other epithet which truly and properly belongs to the gentleman in question.
Charles Lamb (1775–1834), British essayist, critic. letter, Aug. 1800, to Samuel Talyor Coleridge. Complete Works, vol. 3.
Referring to lines Coleridge had inserted in his poem This Lime Tree Bower My Prison: For thee, my gentle-hearted Charles, to whom No sound is dissonant which tells of life.
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