Dickens' Works (volume 24) by Charles DickensDickens' Works (volume 24) by Charles Dickens

Dickens' Works (volume 24)

byCharles Dickens

Paperback | December 31, 2011

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1895. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI. AN OLD-FASHIONED CARD-PARTY THE CLERGYMAN'S VERSES -- THE STORY OF THE CONVICT'S RETURN. Several guests who were assembled in the old parlor, rose to greet Mr. Pickwick and his friends upon their entrance; and during the performance of the ceremony of introduction, with all due formalities, Mr. Pickwick had leisure to observe the appearance, and speculate upon the characters and pursuits, of the persons by whom he was surrounded -- a habit in which he in common with many other great men delighted to indulge. A very old lady, in a lofty cap and faded silk gown -- no less a personage than Mr. Wardle's mother -- occupied the post of honor on the righthand corner of the chimney-piece ; and various certificates of her having been brought up in the way she should go when young, and of her not having departed from it when old, 'ornamented the walls, in the form of samplers of ancient date, worsted landscapes of equal antiquity, and crimson silk tea-kettle holders of a more modern period. The aunt, the two young ladies, and Mr. Wardle, each vying with the other in paying zealous and unremitting attentions to the old lady, crowded round her easy chair, one holding her ear-trumpet, another an orange, and a third a smelling-bottle, while a fourth was busily engaged in patting and punching the pillows, which were arranged for her support. On the opposite side, sat a bald-headed old gentleman, with a goodhumored benevolent face -- the clergyman of Dingley Dell; and next him sat his wife, a stout blooming old lady, who looked as if she were well skilled, not only in the art and mystery of manufacturing homemade cordials greatly to other people's satisfaction, but of tasting them occasionally very much to her own. A little hard-headed, Kipstone-pippin-faced man, was conversing with a f...
Title:Dickens' Works (volume 24)Format:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:December 31, 2011Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217928587

ISBN - 13:9780217928588

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