The Uncommercial Traveller

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Charles Dickens
Macmillan, 1896 - Great Britain - 671 pages
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User Review  - Menophanes - LibraryThing

In these papers, published in 'All The Year Round' between 1860 and 1870, Dickens at last achieved the status of an essayist in the Addison/Steele/Johnson tradition to which he had aspired ever since ... Read full review

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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 564 - Be of good comfort, master Ridley, and play the man. We shall this day light such a candle by God's grace in England, as, I trust, shall never be put out.
Page 542 - I pray you, master Lieutenant, see me safe up ; and, for my coming down, I can shift for myself.
Page 607 - Strafford had distinctly told the King that he was free from all rules and obligations of government, and might do with his people whatever he liked; and in which he had added — " You have an army in Ireland that you may employ to reduce this kingdom to obedience.
Page 52 - I go to school,' says he. I took him up in a moment, and we went on. Presently, the very queer small boy says, 'This is Gadshill we are coming to, where Falstaff went out to rob those travellers, and ran away.' 'You know something about Falstaff, eh?' said I. 'All about him' said the very queer small boy.
Page 159 - Lady! dost thou not fear to stray, So lone and lovely, through this bleak way? Are Erin's sons so good or so cold As not to be tempted by woman or gold?
Page 667 - ... during their lives and the life of the survivor of them; and that the sole and full exercise of the regal power be only in and executed by the said prince of Orange...
Page 656 - And he also said, in reference to Nell Gwyn, " Do not let poor Nelly starve." He died in the fifty-fifth year of his age, and the twenty-fifth of his reign.
Page 364 - Norman knights, whose battered armour had flashed fiery and golden in the sunshine all day long, and now looked silvery in the moonlight, dashed forward to seize the royal banner from the English knights and soldiers, still faithfully collected round their blinded king. The king received a mortal wound, and dropped.
Page 335 - The barbarians (say they), on the one hand, chase us into the sea ; the sea on the other, throws us back upon the barbarians ; and we have only the hard choice left us, of perishing by the sword, or by the waves.
Page 655 - Parliament afterwards caused to be burned by the common hangman; which I am sorry for, as I wish it had been framed and glazed and hung up in some public place, as a monument of baseness for the scorn of mankind. Next, came the trial of Algernon Sidney, at which Jeffreys presided, like a great crimson toad, sweltering and swelling with rage. 'I pray God, Mr. Sidney,' said this Chief Justice of a merry reign, after passing sentence, 'to work in you a temper fit to go to the other world, for I see...

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