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Young Lady, who reads Dickens (wiping away the tear of imbecility).

The American Notes, 1842, was a further offering from Dickens.

The settlement of "Eden" may be precisely what Dickens drew it: a miasmatic mud-hole.

How different from the days when Dickens wrote his 'Circumlocution Office'!

The most impressive call, however, was that of Mr. and Mrs. “C.” Dickens.

The answer, delivered by Mr. Dickens, was condescending and explanatory.

“No doubt it is the preoccupation of genius,” remarked Mrs. Dickens.

I was not quoting our Mr. Dickens this time, but his famous namesake.

Margaret—” to the waitress—“Mr. Dickens wishes another butter-ball.

The wife of the Mr. Dickens there present pricked up her ears.

WORD ORIGIN

exclamation, 1590s, apparently a substitute for devil; probably altered from Dickon, nickname for Richard and source of the surnames Dickens and Dickenson, but exact derivation and meaning are unknown.

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