Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pound ought and six, result misery.

Background.

David Copperfield
-Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pound ought and six, result misery” is a quotation from David Copperfield (Chapter 12).

- David Copperfield is the eighth novel by Charles Dickens, first published between 1849 and 1850.

 

Mr Micawber

Mr. Micawber (standing, addressing others), illustrated here by Phiz.

Context.

- This quotation is said by the character Wilkins Micawber.

- Mr. Micawber was modelled on Dickens’ father, John Dickens, who like Micawber was incarcerated in debtors’ prison (the King’s Bench Prison) after failing to meet his creditors’ demands.

 

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