The Last Essays of Elia

Author: Charles Lamb  | Date: 1833


Preface, by a Friend of the late Elia

Blakesmoor in H__shire

Poor Relations

Detached Thoughts on Books and Reading

Stage Illusion

To the Shad of Elliston


The Old Margate Hoy

The Convalescent

Sanity of True Genius

Captian Jackson

The Superannuated Man

The Genteel Style in Writing

Barbara S__

The Tombs in the Abbey

Amicus Redivivus

Some Sonnets of Sir Philip Sydney

Newspapers Thrity-Five Years Ago

Barrenness of the Imaginative Faculty

in the Productions of Modern Art

The Wedding

Rejoicings upon the New Year’s Coming of Age

Old China

The Child Angel; A Dream

Confessions of a Drunkard

Popular Fallacies


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Chicago: Charles Lamb, "Contents," The Last Essays of Elia Original Sources, accessed December 8, 2022,

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