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Letter from 1824 Proves That Men With Colds Have Always Been Crybabies

After a few weeks of feeling under the weather, the essayist and poet Charles Lamb (above) sent a letter to his friend Bernard Barton to inform him of his condition. An excerpt reveals that Lamb was either gazing directly into the light at the end of the tunnel, or seriously overreacting. I acknowledge life at all, [...]