Lamb; A Memoir, by Barry Cornwall aka Bryan Procter, Edward Moxon, London, 1866. In London, Lamb became familiar with a group of young writers who favoured political reform, including Percy Bysshe Shelley, William Hazlitt, and Leigh Hunt. When the full tide of human life pours along to some festive show, to some pageant of a day, Elia would stand on one side to look over an old book-stall, or stroll down some deserted pathway in search of a pensive description over.
Miss Simmons eventually went on to marry a silversmith and Lamb called the failure of the affair his "great disappointment". His intimados, to confess a truth, were, in the world's eyes, a ragged regiment. 21 22 As his friend Samuel Coleridge, Lamb was sympathetic to Priestleyan Unitarianism 23 and was a dissenter, yet, he was described by Coleridge himself as one whose "faith in Jesus had been preserved" even after the family tragedy. Presents the essay Transit. Dragland, Stan / Canadian Literature;Summer2000, Issue 165, p181.