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The Adventures of Oliver Twist - Page 11
by Charles Dickens - 1858 - 438 pages
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Bentley's Miscellany, Volume 1

Charles Dickens, William Harrison Ainsworth, Albert Smith - Literary Criticism - 1837
...it all in no time." So they established the rule, that all poor people should have the alternati ve (for they would compel nobody, not they,) of being...to lay on an unlimited supply of water, and with a corn-factor to supply |>criodicully small quantities of oatmeal ; and issued three meals of thin gruel...
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The Museum of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art, Volume 33

Eliakim Littell - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1838
...knowing; "we are the fellows to set this to rights; we'll stop it all in no time." So they established the rule, that all poor people should have the alternative (for they would compel no body, not they,) of being starved by a gradual process in the house, or by a quick one out of it....
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Works, Volume 9

Charles Dickens - 1843
...knowing; "we are the fellows to set this to rights; we '11 stop it all in no time." So, they established the rule, that all poor people should have the alternative...to lay on an unlimited supply of water, and with a corn-factor to supply periodically small quantities of oatmeal; and issued three meals of thin gruel...
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Charles Dickens's works. Charles Dickens ed. [18 vols. of a 21 vol. set ...

Charles Dickens - 1867
...knowing; "we are the fellows to set this to rights ; we'll stop it all, in no time." So, they established the rule, that all poor people should have the alternative...to lay on an unlimited supply of water ; and with a com-factor to supply periodically small quantities of oatmeal ; and issued three meals of thin gruel...
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The works of Charles Dickens. Household ed. [22 vols. Orig. issued in ...

Charles Dickens - 1871
...; " we are the fellows to set this to rights; we'll stop it all, in no time." So, they established the rule, that all poor people should have the alternative...this view, they contracted with the water-works to layon an unlimited supply of water ; and with a corn-factor to supply periodically small quantities...
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The adventures of Oliver Twist

Charles Dickens, Gilbert Ashville Pierce - Literary Criticism - 1894
...knowing; " we are the fellows to set this to rights; we'll stop it all, in no time." So they established the rule, that all poor people should have the alternative (for they would compel nobody, not they) of heing starved by a gradual process in the house, or by a quick one out of it. With this view, they...
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The Irish Difficulty: Shall and Will

Gerald Molloy - English language - 1897 - 198 pages
...authorities, says: ' So they established the rule that all poor people should have the alternative of being starved by a gradual process in the house, or by a quick one out of it'. It is further extended to cases where we speak, not of laws or instructions, but of some decision arrived...
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The development of the English novel

Wilbur Lucius Cross - English fiction - 1899 - 329 pages
...purpose of ridiculing them, Dickens represents the overseers of the poor as seriously contracting ' with the waterworks to lay on an unlimited supply of water, and with a corn factor to supply periodically small quantities of oatmeal.' And when he has once hit upon his...
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The development of the English novel

Wilbur Lucius Cross - English fiction - 1899 - 329 pages
...purpose of ridiculing them, Dickens represents the overseers of the poor as seriously contracting ' with the waterworks to lay on an unlimited supply of water, and with a corn factor to supply periodically small quantities of oatmeal.' And when he has once hit upon his...
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The Development of the English Novel

Wilbur Lucius Cross - English fiction - 1899 - 329 pages
...purpose of ridiculing them, Dickens represents the overseers of the poor as seriously contracting ' with the waterworks to lay on an unlimited supply of water, and with a corn factor to supply periodically small quantities of oatmeal.' And when he has once hit upon his...
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