The posthumous papers of the Pickwick club, Volume 2

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William Rushton., 1838
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Every now and then, disillusioned by modern literature, I return to Dickens. I have just read "Our Mutual Friend" Dickens wonderful word pictures of people, every character vivid and believable is far beyond anyone writing today. Read full review

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Page 67 - ... that were evidently intended at the time, by Pickwick, to mislead and delude any third parties into whose hands they might fall. Let me read the first :— " Garraway's, twelve o'clock. — Dear Mrs. B. — Chops and Tomato sauce. Yours, Pickwick.
Page 75 - Yes, I have a pair of eyes," replied Sam, "and that's just it. If they wos a pair o' patent double million magnifyin' gas microscopes of hextra power, p'raps I might be able to see through a flight o' stairs and a deal door ; but bein' only eyes, you see, my wision's limited.
Page 53 - Sammy," said Mr Weller gravely. " Think not ? " said Sam. " Nothin' like it," replied his father. "But don't you think it means more?" inquired Sam. "Veil p'raps it is a more tenderer word," said Mr Weller, after a few moments
Page 66 - I say systematic villainy, gentlemen," said Serjeant Buzfuz, looking through Mr. Pickwick, and talking at him ; " and when I say systematic villainy, let me tell the defendant, Pickwick, if he be in court, as I am informed he is, that it would have been more decent in him, more becoming, in better judgment and in better taste, if he had stopped away. Let me tell him, gentlemen, that any gestures of dissent or disapprobation in which he may indulge in this court will not go down with you ; that you...
Page 74 - I never had occasion to spell it more than once or twice in my life, but I spells it with a ' W " Here a voice in the gallery exclaimed aloud, " Quite right too, Samivel, quite right. Put it down a we...
Page 75 - Do you mean to tell me, Mr. Weller, that you saw nothing of this fainting on the part of the plaintiff in the arms of the defendant, which you have heard described by the witnesses?" " Certainly not," replied Sam ; " I was in the passage till they called me up, and then the old lady was not there.
Page 56 - Brick Lane Branch of the United Grand Junction Ebenezer Temperance Association, were held in a large room, pleasantly and airily situated at the top of a safe and commodious ladder. The president was the straight-walking Mr.
Page 23 - ... pleasant and astonishing devices, to the excessive satisfaction of Mr Pickwick, Mr Tupman, and the ladies : which reached a pitch of positive enthusiasm when old Wardle and Benjamin Allen, assisted by the aforesaid Bob Sawyer, performed some mystic evolutions which they called a reel.
Page 54 - No it don't,' replied Sam, reading on very quickly, to avoid contesting the point. '"Except of me Mary my dear as your walentine and think over what I've said. — My dear Mary I will now conclude.
Page 25 - It was the most intensely interesting thing, to observe the manner in which Mr. Pickwick performed his share in the ceremony ; to watch the torture of anxiety with which he viewed the person behind, gaining upon him at the imminent hazard of tripping him up ; to see him gradually expend the painful force...

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