The Centenary edition of the works of Charles Dickens

9781458865939: The Centenary edition of the works of Charles Dickens
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 Excerpt: ... down, shored up, broken-headed, crippled, on crutches, knocked about and mangled in all sorts of ways, and billed with fragments of all kinds of ideas. We are, mind and body, an unsettled neighbourhood. We are demoralised by the contemplation of luggage in perpetual motion. My conviction is, that you have only to circulate luggage enough--it is a mere question of quantity--through a Quakers' Meeting, and every broad-brimmed hat and slate-coloured bonnet there, will disperse to the four winds at the highest possible existing rate of locomotion. REFLECTIONS OF A LORD MAYOR november 18, 1854 'I Have been told,' said the Lord Mayor of London, left alone in his dressing-room after a state occasion, and proceeding to divest himself of the very large chain the Lord Mayor of London wears about his neck, according to the manner of the President of the Royal Academy of Arts, and the watermen of the principal hackney-coach stands: 'I say, I have been told,' repeated the Lord Mayor, glancing at himself in the glass, 'rather frequently now, in contemporary history, that I am a Humbug.' No matter what particular Lord Mayor of London thus delivered himself. Any modern Lord Mayor of London may have recalled, with the fidelity here quoted, the homage widely offered to his position. I have been told so,' continued the Lord Mayor of London, who was in the habit of practising oratory when alone, as Demosthenes did, and with the somewhat similar object of correcting a curious impediment in his speech, which always thrust the letter H upon him when he had no business with it, and always took it away from him when it was indispensable; I have been told so,' pursued the Lord Mayor,' on the ground that the privileges, dues, levies, and other exactions of my government, are relic...

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Charles Dickens (1812-1870) is one of the most acclaimed and popular writers of all time. His many works include the classics The Old Curiosity Shop, Oliver Twist, Nicholas Nickleby, Barnaby Rudge, A Christmas Carol, A Tale of Two Cities, David Copperfield, Great Expectations, Bleak House, Hard Times, Our Mutual Friend, The Pickwick Papers and many more.

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