Pickwick Papers, Volume 3

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W. A. Townsend, 1861
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Page 118 - Gentlemen, what does this mean ? Chops and Tomato sauce. Yours, Pickwick ! Chops ! Gracious heavens ! and Tomato sauce ! Gentlemen, is the happiness of a sensitive and confiding female to be trifled away, by such shallow artifices as these ? The next has no date whatever, which is in itself suspicious. ' Dear Mrs. B., I shall not be at home till to-morrow. Slow coach.' And then follows this very remarkable expression — -' Don't trouble yourself about the warming-pan.
Page 113 - Some time before his death, he had stamped his likeness upon a little boy. With this little boy, the only pledge of her departed exciseman, Mrs. Bardell shrunk from the world, and courted the retirement and tranquillity of Goswell Street ; and here she placed in her front parlor-window a written placard, bearing this inscription — ' Apartments furnished for a single gentleman. Inquire within.
Page 119 - But Pickwick, gentlemen, Pickwick, the ruthless destroyer of this domestic oasis in the desert of Goswell Street — Pickwick, who has choked up the well, and thrown ashes on the sward — Pickwick, who comes before you today with his heartless...
Page 90 - I thought it best to make that rayther strong," said Sam, looking up. Mr. Weller nodded approvingly, and Sam resumed. '"So I take the privilidge of the day, Mary, my dear — as the genTm'n in difficulties did, ven he valked out of a Sunday, to tell you that the first and only time I see you, your likeness was took on my hart in much quicker time and brighter...
Page 114 - Mr. Bardell was a man of his word, Mr. Bardell was no deceiver, Mr. Bardell was once a single gentleman himself ; to single gentlemen I look for protection, for assistance, for comfort, and for consolation ; in single gentlemen I shall perpetually see something to remind me of what Mr.
Page 89 - 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 117 - And now, gentlemen, but one word more. Two letters have passed between these parties, letters which are admitted to be in the handwriting of the defendant, and which speak volumes indeed. These letters, too, bespeak the character of the man. They are not open, fervent, eloquent epistles, breathing nothing but the language of affectionate attachment. They are covert, sly, underhanded communications, but, fortunately, far more conclusive than if couched in the most glowing language and the most poetic...
Page 133 - You were in the passage and yet saw nothing of what was going forward. Have you a pair of eyes, Mr. Weller?" "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 114 - Before the bill had been in the parlor-window three days — three days, gentlemen — a Being, erect upon two legs, and bearing all the outward semblance of a man, and not of a monster, knocked at the door of Mrs. Bardell's house. He inquired within ; he took the lodgings ; and on the very next day he entered into possession of...
Page 91 - Sammy," said Mr. Weller, dubiously. "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.

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