|Charles Dickens - "Martin Chuzzlewit"
|"What ? you go a lowerin the beer ?"
Mrs Todgers and Bailey.
|"I have found that a lamp-post is calculated
to refine the mind." Mr Pecksniff.
|"Well, there'd be some credit in being jolly
with an inflammation of the lungs."
|""Where's the pudding" cried Tom. For he
was cutting his jokes, Tom was."
|This was Dickens' sixth novel, written after his first trip to the USA, and published in monthly parts from January 1843 to July
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|"Betsey," said Mrs Gamp, filling her own
glass, and passing the tea-pot, "I will now
propoge a toast. My frequent pardner,
Betsey Prig !"
"Which, altering the name ro Sairah Gamp; I
drink," said Mrs Prig, "with love and
tenderness." Chapter xlix.
|"Leave the bottle on the chimley-piece, and
let me put my lips to it when I am so
dispoged !" Mrs Gamp.
|Another impression of Tom Pinch......
|......and another of Mr Pecksniff.
|"You may bestride my senseless corse, sir.
That is very likely. I can imagine a mind like
yours deriving great satisfaction from any
measure of that kind. But while I continue to
be called upon to exist, sir, you must strike
at him through me." Mr Pecksniff.
|"Occasionally we had the presumption to
console ourselves with the remark that Truth
would in the end prevail, and Virtue be
triumphant; but not often. My loves, you
|"I have completed my arrangements for
going to America; and you will be surprised
to hear that i am to be accompanied by Mark
Tapley, upon whom I have stumbled
strangely in London." Martin.
|"And even while the guard helped her man
up with the trunk, did he send the glad
echoes of his bugle careering down the
chimneys of the distant Pecksniff, as if the
coach expressed its exultation in the rescue
of Tom Pinch".
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