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From the letters of Charles Lamb (died 1834)
Tell Lloyd I have had thoughts of turning Quaker and have been reading, or am rather just beginning to read, a most capital book, good thoughts in good language, William Penn's "No Cross, no Crown." I like it immensely. Unluckily, I went to one of his Meetings in St. John Street yesterday and saw a man under all the agitations and workings of a fanatic, who believed himself under the influence of some "inevitable presence." This cured me of Quakerism. I love it in the books of Penn and Woolman, but I detest the vanity of a man thinking he speaks by the Spirit, when what he says an ordinary man might say without all that quaking and trembling.
1. A capital book isA. an excellent book.2. One of his Meetings was one of Penn's Meetings because
B. an influential book.
C. a memorable book.
D. a political book.A. Penn recommended St. John Street Meeting.3. The OE origin of quake meant
B. Penn trembled.
C. Penn was a Quaker.
D. Penn was a member of St. John Street Meeting.A. disrupt.4. OE means
B. tremble or chatter.
D. scream.A. Original English.The letters can be downloaded from Project Gutenberg: Best Letters of Charles Lamb.
B. Ordered English.
C. Objective English.
D. Old English.
Write down your answers and then see Answer Key below.
Answer Key: 1-A . . . . . . . . . . 2-C . . . . . . . . . . 3-B . . . . . . . . . . 4-D
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