The Old Benchers of the Inner Temple

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Read in preparation for a paper given to the book club. Extracts were included in the paper as read.<br/><br/> Material by kind permission of the XII Book Club. For further information and permission to quote this source, contact the Reading Experience Database (http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/contacts.php).

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Stansfield, Charles E.
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England
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12. Mary Pollard read from “Dream Children”, an essay that made some of us wonder whether 
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14. Victor Alexander then read from “My Relations[”]&lt;br/&gt;
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The Old Benchers of the Inner Temple

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Related place
England
Related people
Stansfield, Charles E.
Related place
England
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nine gallant years of Charles’s companionship with his sister, and concluding with a most 
graceful tribute to her “as an incomparable old maid, the result of her upbringing in the 
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width of his reading as exemplified in his quotations and allusions, his whimsical humour, the 
pathetic weakness that proved too strong for him, and yet with it the natural dignity of the 
scholar and an innocent &amp; delightful merriment in circumstances which might well have bred 
coarseness and cynicism.&lt;br/&gt;
&lt;br/&gt;
We may indeed say of these paragraphs of Charles Stansfield’s as he himself says of the 
Essays that “they reveal Lamb and endear him to us.”&lt;br/&gt;
&lt;br/&gt;
10. Dorothy Brain read an extract from “Recollections of Christ’s Hospital” showing Lamb’s 
pride in his old school.&lt;br/&gt;
&lt;br/&gt;
[...]&lt;br/&gt;
&lt;br/&gt;
12. Mary Pollard read from “Dream Children”, an essay that made some of us wonder whether 
it is reflected in Barrie’s “Dear Brutus”&lt;br/&gt;
&lt;br/&gt;
13. Edith Goadby read from “Two Races of Men”, another theme which will not readily be 
bettered.&lt;br/&gt;
&lt;br/&gt;
14. Victor Alexander then read from “My Relations[”]&lt;br/&gt;
&lt;br/&gt;
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