Parental Recollections

Original Text: 
The Works of Charles and Mary Lamb, ed. E. V. Lucas, III (London: Methuen, 1903): 398. PR 4860 A2 1968 Robarts Library. Lucas' text made from Andrew W. Tuer's facsimiles.
2    Its pretty tricks we try
3For that or for a longer space;
4    Then tire, and lay it by.
5But I knew one, that to itself
6    All seasons could controul;
7That would have mock'd the sense of pain
8    Out of a grieved soul.
9Thou, straggler into loving arms,
10    Young climber up of knees,
11When I forget thy thousand ways,
12    Then life and all shall cease.


1] Lucas attributes this poem questionably to Charles Lamb. Back to Line
Publication Start Year: 
Publication Notes: 
Poetry for Children, Entirely Original, 2 vols. (London: M. J. Godwin, 1809)
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
RPO 2000.