If you would read the works of Charles Lamb, you must know Charles Lamb the man, for he is the principal character in his own writings (at leash-those that we remember now and really care to read), and our love for the works and our love for the man are one and inseparable. The best a 'critic or biographer can do is to arrange Lamb's letters and essays in suitable order, and add a few hard facts here and there to make the connection plain. In'the heart of the old corporate city of London is a series of groups of buildings called the Inns Of Court. There were and still are four Of these Inns, which are societies or corporations for the education Of law students. In their Old-fashioned Way they correspond to our law schools. The courts are there, too, and the lawyers, young and Old, have chambers there, where, amid ancient traditions and somewhat gloomy surroundings, they live and even keep their families, or at least their servants' families.