Charles Lamb in “The Superannuated Man” has given an account of his feeling before and after his retirement. Lamb served as a clerk for long thirty-six years. Lamb in “The Superannuated Man” has given an account of his feeling before and after his retirement. Lamb served as a clerk for long thirty-six years and then . Posts about The Superannuated Man by Charles Lamb written by msatyaprakash .

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If you have interest with the Abbe de Lisle, you may get ’em translated ; he has done as much for the Georgics. Read More Romantic Period The atmosphere was shrouded in gloom and somberness.

We are ashamed at the sight of a monkey–somehow as we are shy of poor relations. He felt as if it was thirty years since he retired. Only a month later, in JanuaryLamb had the pleasure of sending off a present to Wordsworth ; to Wordsworth, who always made a point of sending Lamb each ” work ” of his as it came out: Of their three children, Mary — the most devoted and dutiful of all — had always been the one to cause the parents, and especially the placid Hertfordshire mother, anxiety.

But what attracted him most was the roundabout. Julian marked it as to-read Jul 04, Lamb loved the Easter and the Christmas holidays superannuatwd allowed him to escape to his native place Hertfordshire where he indulged in his simple pleasures in gay abandon. His perpetual worries would be read by everybody on his countenance and indeed his health was fast breaking down. And not distinguished from its neighbour barn, Save by a slender-tapering length of spire, The Grandame sleeps.

Sam Le Grice, who was then in town, was with me the first three or four days, and was as a brother to me ; gave up every hour of his time, to the very hurting of his health and spirits, in constant attendance and humouring my poor father ; talked with him, read lakb him, played at cribbage with him for so short is the old man’s recollec- tion that he was playing at cards, as though nothing had happened, while the coroner’s inquest was sitting over the way!


God mam praised, Coleridge! It tells us how on his way to the fair he was attracted by various things such as toys, sweetmeat, balloons and birds, butterflies and flowers.

H —which came out last night, and failed. I grow ominously tired supreannuated official confinement. But there is reason to believe that Charles Lamb, weighted as he was by family cares, was still pressing his suit, ” in hope sometimes, sometimes in despair,” when, in the winter ofsomething must have happened to bring him up sharply against the inevitable, and make the sensitive young brain reel.

Read More Essay Then Lamb retired from service. Supeerannuated I hope we shall be comfortable by and by. I am perpetually intrigued by colleagues of mine who bemoan the coming of retirement. What would I not give to call her back to earth for one Jay!

Better luck to us. Read More Essay In the latter part of his professional life constant anxiety and painful nights troubled him greatly.

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And he and Mary, children indeed, were reading books together ; for reading, Charles told Coleridge, had been Mary’s daily bread ever superannuatwd the days when they had both been allowed to ” browse ” among the old folios in Mr. I charge you, don’t think of coming to see me. Lamb served as a clerk for long thirty-six years and then retired.

From a poor man, poor in Time, I was suddenly lifted up into a vast revenue; I could see no end of my supersnnuated I wanted some steward, or judicious bailiff, to manage my estates in Time for me. I have some- thing more to do than to feel. So might we talk of the old familiar faces.

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It took a long time for the just-retired or just-freed employee to let the joy sink in. If Time were troublesome, I could read it away, but I do not read in that violent measure, with which, having no Time my own but candlelight Time, I used to weary out my head and eyesight in by-gone winters. And ” the general ” has responded. He is filled with an indefinable emptiness in his chest.


His mood often swung to extreme frustration. I know not by what name beside I shall it call: Salt apparently did nothing without consulting John Lamb, ” nor failed in anything without expecting and fearing his admonish- ing “: Man, I verily believe, is out of his element as long as he is operative.

It was this visit that suggested ” Oxford in the Vacation ” ; and Charles and Mary and Hazlitt must together have watched in that old college kitchen the ” Spits that have cooked for Chaucer. Lamb had so increased his circle of friends that Gutch’s rooms in Southampton Buildings resembled at times a “‘ Minister’s levee.

My fellows in the office would sometimes rally me upon the trouble legible in my countenance; but I did not know that it had raised the suspicions of any of my employers, when, on the 5th of last month, a day ever to be remembered by me, L— — the junior partner in the firm, calling me on one side, directly taxed me with my bad looks, and frankly inquired the cause of them. Not without fear and trembling was Lamb prevailed on to send in his resignation to the directors of the India House, and to await the result.

Thus he lagged far behind his parents and got lost in the crowd of the fair.

Thee times, he was in the Bond Street at 11 in the morning. He was pulled out, wrapped in hot blankets, and made deUrious with brandy and water; and in this plight Charles found his old friend on his own return from the India House. L,”, but always ” C.