Following Scott's example, he tried to give the magazine a "governing principle," as lit was to call it in 1823 (Edinburgh Review 38: 371).
In the two issues of the London Magazine that Hazlitt edited, his essays contrast with Charles Lamb's essays to explore two different ways of interpreting and comprehending the world.
Articles and Translations from The London Magazine; Walladmor.
The Bibliomania; or, Book-Madness; Containing some account of the History, Symptoms, and Cure of this Fatal Disease.
Ferris looks at the ways in which the highlighting of the physical book-object in the bibliophilic genres of the period worked both to counter the impersonal and abstract forces generally associated with the printing press and to unsettle the divisions organizing the intellectual and cultural field of the period.
This essay appears in _Romantic Libraries_, a volume of _Romantic Circles Praxis Series_, prepared exclusively for Romantic Circles ( University of Maryland.
In My Relations, he gives full and living pictures of his relations—his brother John (James Elia) and his sister Mary (Bridget Elia). Hill, “Apart from these biographical details revealed in his essays, the man himself is more than reflected in his work.” Lamb’s sweet and charming personality reflected in his essays is the secret of the popularity of Essays of Elia.
His father is the Lovel of the Old Benchers, his grandmother in Dream Children. Humour in the essays of Lamb is the humour of life. We can say that it is saving grace for him, for after all it enables him to detach himself from the painful realities, or rather to view them as things apart from himself.