„Sunday itself—that unfortunate failure of a holyday as it too often proved, what with my sense of its fugitiveness, and over-care to get the greatest quantity of pleasure out of it …“

—  Charles Lamb, Last Essays of Elia

“The superannuated man”
Last Essays of Elia (1833)

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