The Superannuated Man by Charles Lamb. Sera tamen respexit Libertas — Virgil. A Clerk I was in London gay. —O'Keefe. If peradventure, Reader, it has. PDF | The term Essay comes from the French word essai which means 'attempt'. Pope's Moral Essays being an exception, it is a composition. The Superannuated Man No book-stalls deliciously to idle over — No busy faces to recreate the idle man who contemplates them ever passing by — the very.
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A Critical Analysis of THE SUPERANNUATED MAN by CHARLES LAMB The Feeling of Charles Lamb Before and After His Retirement “It is now six and thirty. A SUPERANNUATED MAN Xn. PASSING THE LOVE OF WOMEN XIII. Charles Lamb has described his father, the lawyer's clerk, under the name of Lovel. Charles Lamb made in h is prose writings were in the way of THE SUPERANNUATED MAN. PT . Lamb drew largely on his own history fo r the material of.
For the first day or two I felt stunned, overwhelmed.
I could only apprehend my felicity; I was too confused to taste it sincerely. I wandered about, thinking I was happy, and knowing that I was not.
Lamb served as a clerk for long thirty-six years and then retired. He, however, had a respite from work on a Sunday every week.
In the latter part of his professional life constant anxiety and painful nights troubled him greatly. He was oppressed with a fear that his mental powers were declining and he was afraid that he made some serious mistakes in handling the figures in the account books kept by him.
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His perpetual worries would be read by everyday on his countenance and indeed his health was fast breaking down. When lying on bed at night he was mentally working out the very figures dealt with by him during the day.
He was always apprehensive of some incorrect entry in the accounts. Then Lamb retired from service.
The sudden change from slavery to complete freedom threw his mind completely out of balance. He felt very uneasy. They are aghast that one day, sooner than later, they will have to face the prospect of sitting at home, with nothing to do.
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Just the other week, he was busy from dawn to dusk, or at least from 9. And now, suddenly, he has to sit at home and face the unending prospect of a long and interminable day, for each day of the rest of his life.
By this stage in his life — and he starts to realise this very soon — the children have left home to seek their own destinies, the wife is a nag and his friends do not give him the time of the day. He hangs around at home in his pyjamas, ignores the necessity for a shave, eats fried stuff which is dished out as comfort food, and makes himself thoroughly insufferable. He takes to brooding, to disputing minor facts with his wife; he reads the paper from first page to last, and takes to napping in the afternoons.
He is filled with an indefinable emptiness in his chest. For me, however, I would love to revel in the luxury of being the superannuated man. I cannot but think with envy of the man who has enough of it.
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I could scarce trust myself with myself. It was like passing out of Time into Eternity — for it is a sort of Eternity for a man to have his Time all to himself.
It seemed to me that I had more time on my hands than I could ever manage. From a poor man, poor in Time, I was suddenly lifted up into a vast revenue; I could see no end of my possessions; I wanted some steward, or judicious bailiff, to manage my estates in Time for me.
I will get back to a wholesome breakfast and then spend the rest of the forenoon in the enjoyment of music and reading.If Time hung heavy upon me, I could walk it away; but I do not walk all day long, as I used to do in those old transient holidays, thirty miles a day, to make the most of them.
One of them speaks of the friendly gatherings there, calling it a house of call for all denominations, where all differences were left with the walking-sticks inside the front door. Lloyd, the kind friend whom Lamb had " left abruptly," had been in London, and they had made up their Httle quarrel. Pruthviraj Yadhav.
Now, he would have all his time for himself. D——l take me, if I did not feel some remorse — beast, if I had not — at quitting my old compeers, the faithful partners of my toils for six and thirty years, that smoothed for me with their jokes and conundrums the ruggedness of my professional road.
Both of these books, the Tales from Shakespeare, and Mrs, Leicester'' s School, were to become at once popular. Search for: L—, a junior partner of the firm, called him to his side and very kindly asked him the reason of his torment.