The essay expresses the feelings of loss and regret faced by the narrator. The tragic story of the children and their cruel uncle had been carved out in wood upon a chimney piece.
She lived in a great house in Norfolk. But later this was replaced by a marble chimney piece by a rich person. Great grandmother Field was not the real owner of the house but due to her behaviour, manners and her great religious devotions she was respected by everyone.
She, however, used the house as if it were her own. Field died, her funeral was attended by both the poor and the rich. Men from many miles around came to show their respect for memory.
She was indeed a very gentle-hearted and pious person. She knew the Psalms by heart and also a great part of the Testament. But she was attacked by cancer, and that desisted her from dancing any further. Her good spirits, however, could not be broken, and she continued to be religious and kind hearted.
She used to sleep by herself in a desolate chamber of that great house. She thought that she saw two apparitions of infants at midnight, but she was sure that were good creatures and would not hurt her.
She was also very kind to her grandchildren, who went to her during holidays. Lamb himself used to spend hours in gazing upon old busts of the Emperors of Rome.
He used to roam around the large silent rooms of that huge house and looked through the worn-out hangings, fluttering tapestry, and carved oaken panels.
He also used to hang about the garden, gazing at the trees and flowers. He was satisfied thus roaming about, and preferred this to the sweet flavours of peaches, nectarines, and such common habits of children. Though great grand-mother Field loved all her grand-children, she had a special favour for their uncle John Lamb, because he was a handsome and a spirited lad.
He was dashing sort of fellow. While others would have preferred a secluded corner, he used to mount on horses and ride around the country and join the hunters. Their uncle John Lamb was really a brave man. He won the admiration of everyone as he grew up to be a man.
When our author was a lame footed boy, John, who was a few years senior to him used to carry him on his back for many miles. In after-life John, however, became lame-footed.
Lamb now fears that he had not been considerate enough to bear the impatient pains of John, or to remember his childhood when he was carried by John. But when John died Lamb missed him so much. Lamb remembered his kindness and his crossness, and wished him to be alive again.
Audio Books The children then demanded that Lamb should say about their dead mother.The pieces are inspired by ‘Dream-Children ; A Reverie’, one of the Essays of Elia by Charles Lamb published in , and Elgar inscribed on the score the following excerpt from the essay.
The essay is in one paragraph of over four pages: the writer imagines telling his 'little ones', called. Dream Children a reverie Introduction. The essay is one of the ‘Essays of Elia’.
The essay expresses the feelings of loss and regret faced by the narrator. It is based on the description of a place, the relationships and the feelings that have been part of the narrator’s past.
Summary. Dream Children a reverie Introduction The essay is one of the ‘Essays of Elia’. The essay expresses the feelings of loss and regret faced by the narrator.
DREAM-CHILDREN; A Reverie.
CHILDREN love to listen to stories about their elders, when they were children; to stretch their imagination to the conception of a . Dream Children: A Reverie, is an essay from this collection which was published in the form of a book, this was later followed by the second volume titled Last .
Summary of the essay DREAM CHILDREN by Charles Lamb [ from ESSAYS OF ELIA] Children like to hear about their elders when they were children. So, our author’s children sat around him to listen to the stories of childhood of their great grand-mother Field.