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CHAPTER XI
THE EARLY NINETEENTH CENTURY

Essays of Elia, short, delightful little chats about whatever came into his mind. He writes about the Blue-Coat School in the days of his boyhood, about Witches and Other Night . Fears ; he muses about Dream Children,- he complains whimsically of the Decay of Beggars in the Metropolis; he presents with a merry mockery of profound learning a grave Dissertation upon Roast Pig; and describes with pathetic humour the feelings of The Superannuated Man who after many years of faithful work is given a pension by his employers, and is at liberty to live his own life. This was a page from Lamb's experience, for in 1825 his employers gave him a generous pension, and at last he was free. This is what he says of his freedom :
" I have indeed lived nominally fifty years, but deduct out of them the hours which I have lived to other people, and not to myself, and you will find me still a young fellow. For that is the only. true Time, which a man can properly call his own-that which he has all to himself; the rest, though in some sense he may be said to live it, is other people's Time, not his. The remnant of my poor days, long or short, is at least multiplied for me threefold. My ten next years, if I stretch so far, will be as long as any preceding thirty. 'Tis a fair rule-ofthree sum. ... I have worked task-work and have all the rest of the day to myself." The "rest of the day " was short, for after only nine years of freedom, the most genial, delicate, charming of humorists passed away.
Thomas De Quincey. 1785-1859. " Charming " is the word that best describes the essays of Charles Lamb, but " fascinating " ought always to be saved for

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