The Posthumous Papers Of The Pickwick Club Volume 1

Paperback | July 9, 2012

byCharles 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. 1862 edition. Excerpt: ...not be considered as wishing to detract from the merits of the former gentlemen. Sir, I envy them the luxury of their own feelings, on this occasion. (Cheers.) Every gentleman who hears me, is probably acquainted with the reply made by an individual, who--to use an ordinary figure of speech--' hung out' in a tub, to the emperor Alexander:--' If I were not Diogenes,' said he, ' I would be Alexander.' I can well imagine these gentlemen to say, ' If I were not Dum-kins I would be Luffey; if I were not Fodder I would be Struggles.' (Enthusiasm.) But gentlemen of Muggleton is it in cricket alone that your fellow-townsmen stand preeminent? Have you never heard of Dumkins and determination? Have you never been taught to associate Fodder with property? (Great applause.) Have you never, when struggling for your rights, your liberties, and your privileges, been reduced, if only for an instant, to misgiving and despair? And when you have been thus depressed, has not the name of Dumkins laid afresh within your breast, the fire which had just gone out; and has not a word from that man, lighted it again as brightly as if it had never expired? (Great cheering.) Gentlemen, I beg you to surround with a rich halo of enthusiastic cheering, the united names of Dumkins and Fodder.'" I Here the little man ceased, and here the company commenced a raising of voices, and thumping of tables, which lasted with little intermission during the remainder of the evening. Other toasts were drank. Mr. Luffey and Mr. Struggles, Mr. Pickwick and Mr. Jingle, were, each in his turn, the subject of unqualified eulogium; and each in due course returned thanks for the honor. Enthusiastic as we are in the noble cause to which we have devoted ourselves, we should have felt a sensation of...

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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. 1862 edition. Excerpt: ...not be considered as wishing to detract from the merits of the former gentlemen. Sir, I envy them the luxury of their o...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:76 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217603106

ISBN - 13:9780217603102

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