Occupation: Author and Critic
Profile: Regarded as the most lovable figure in English literature. Best known for the Essays of Elia.
Number of Quotes: 2
A child's a plaything for an hour.
In the gradual desuetude of old observances, this custom of solemnizing our proper birth-day hath nearly passed away, or is left to children, who reflect nothing at all about the matter, nor understand any thing in it beyond cake and orange.