‘Mackery End, In Hertfordshire’, from Essays of Elia

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Apparently one of the sonnets published in Coleridge’s Poems on Various Subjects (1796 and/or the 2nd edn of 1797). 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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	Dorothea Taylor in the chair &lt;br/&gt;

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2. The secretary read a card from Mr Dyson regretting that he is completely 
unqualified to address us on Russian Literature &lt;br/&gt;

[...] &lt;br/&gt;

3. The question of new members was again raised and the secretary reported that 
she had written to Mr. &amp; Mrs. Fawcett extending our renewed invitation to them to 
join the Club. &amp; their reply, regretting that they are unable to accept, was read. 
[...] &lt;br/&gt;

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was educated at Christ’s Hospital where he met and formed a life-lon friendship 
with S. T. Coleridge, then of his appointment in the East India House. We heard of 
the curse of madness which hung over the Lamb family &amp; how in 1796 his Mother 
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tragedy &amp; devoted the rest of his life to the care of his sister who remained 
subject to periodic seizures. Lamb wrote essays, poetry, letters &amp; with his sister 
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critics. &lt;br/&gt;

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particular of Cambridge Brawn. &lt;br/&gt;

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