The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit: His Relatives, Friends and Enemies ...

Charles Dickens
Baudry's european library, 1844 - 454 sivua

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Sivu 79 - Notatall;" though it forced him into such an awkward position; that he had much ado to see anything but his own knees. But it is an ill wind that blows nobody any good ; and the wisdom of the saying was verified in this instance ; for the cold air came from Mr. Pinch's side of the carriage, and by interposing a perfect wall of box and man between it and the new pupil, he shielded that young gentleman effectually . which was a great comfort.
Sivu 293 - It was rather barren of interest, to say the truth; and the greater part of it may be summed up in one word. Dollars. All their cares, hopes, joys, affections, virtues, and associations, seemed to be melted down into dollars. Whatever the chance contributions that fell into the slow cauldron of their talk, they made the gruel thick and slab with dollars. Men were weighed by their dollars, measures gauged by their dollars; life was auctioneered, appraised, put up, and Martin Chuzzlewit 227 knocked...
Sivu 13 - Pecksniff sat upon a stool, because she was all girlishness, and playfulness, and wildness, and kittenish buoyancy. She was the most arch and at the same time the most artless creature, was the youngest Miss Pecksniff, that you can possibly imagine.
Sivu 129 - The process of digestion, as I have been informed by anatomical friends, is one of the most wonderful works of nature. I do not know how it may be with others, but it is a great satisfaction to me to know, when regaling on my humble fare, that I am putting in motion the most beautiful machinery with which we have any acquaintance. I really feel at such times as if I was doing a public service. When 1 have wound myself up, if I may employ such a term,
Sivu 57 - If ever Mr. Pecksniff wore an apostolic look, he wore it on this memorable day. If ever his unruffled smile proclaimed the words, " I am a messenger of peace ! " that was its mission now. If ever man combined within himself all the mild qualities of the lamb with a considerable touch of the dove, and not a dash of the crocodile, or the least possible suggestion of the very mildest seasoning of the serpent, that man was he. And, Oh, the two Miss Pecksniffs ! Oh, the serene expression on the face of...
Sivu 297 - Oh but for such, Columbia's days were done ; Rank without ripeness, quickened without sun, Crude at the surface, rotten at the core, Her fruits would fall before her spring were o'er I
Sivu 10 - The scared leaves only flew the faster for all this, and a giddy chase it was : for they got into unfrequented places, where there was no outlet, and where their pursuer kept them eddying round and round at his pleasure ; and they crept under the eaves of houses, and clung tightly to the sides of hay-ricks, like bats ; and tore in at open chamber-windows, and cowered close to hedges ; and in short went anywhere for safety.

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