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Charles Dickens
(1812-1870) born on
Feb 07
English novelist, dramatist. He was one of most prolific and popular English novelists, e.g., "A Christmas Carol," 1843 & "Tale of Two Cities," 1859.
         
   
F
Yes I have a pair of eyes,' replied Sam, 'and that's just it. If they was 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. . .

R
Mr Weller's knowledge of London was extensive and peculiar.
A
I am afeered that werges on the poetical, Sammy.
N
Grief never mended no broken bones, and as good people's wery scarce, what I says is, make the most on 'em.
K
I have known a vast quantity of nonsense talked about bad men not looking you in the face. Don't trust that conventional idea. Dishonesty will stare honesty out of countenance any day in the week, if there is anything to be got by it.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: The Pickwick Papers."
R: Pickwick Papers, Ch. 20
A: Said by Sam Weller. Pickwick Papers," Ch. 33
N: Sketches by Boz, `Scenes', Ch. 22, `Gin-Shops'
K: The narrator (Mr. Sampson), in Hunted Down, ch. 2, New York Ledger (1859; repr. in All the Year Round, 1860).
   


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