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Compeyson’s business was the swindling, handwriting forging, stolen bank-note passing, and such-like.

Charles Dickens Great Expectations Quotations (Chapter 42). Compeyson’s business was the swindling, handwriting forging, stolen bank-note passing, and such-like.

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The clash and glare of sundry fiery Works upon the river-side, arose by night to disturb everything except the heavy and unbroken smoke that poured out of their chimneys.

Charles Dickens David Copperfield Quotations (Chapter 47). The clash and glare of sundry fiery Works upon the river-side, arose by night to disturb everything except the heavy and unbroken smoke that poured out of their chimneys.

The neighbourhood was a dreary one at that time; as oppressive, sad, and solitary by night, as any about London.

Charles Dickens David Copperfield Quotations (Chapter 47). The neighbourhood was a dreary one at that time; as oppressive, sad, and solitary by night, as any about London.

The clerk in the Tank involuntarily applauded. Becoming immediately sensible of the impropriety, he poked the fire, and extinguished the last frail spark for ever.

Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol Quotations (Stave 1). The clerk in the Tank involuntarily applauded. Becoming immediately sensible of the impropriety, he poked the fire, and extinguished the last frail spark for ever.

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The field was filled with competitors for the vacant office, each of whom rested his claims to public support, entirely on the number and extent of his family, as if the office of beadle were originally instituted as an encouragement for the propagation of the human species.

Charles Dickens Sketches by Boz Quotations (The Election for Beadle). The field was filled with competitors for the vacant office, each of whom rested his claims to public support, entirely on the number and extent of his family, as if the office of beadle were originally instituted as an encouragement for the propagation of the human species.

Two coaches for the old ladies, the greater portion of whom, owing to the captain’s impetuosity, were driven up to the poll and home again, before they recovered from their flurry sufficiently to know, with any degree of clearness, what they had been doing.

Charles Dickens Sketches by Boz Quotations (The Election for Beadle). Two coaches for the old ladies, the greater portion of whom, owing to the captain’s impetuosity, were driven up to the poll and home again, before they recovered from their flurry sufficiently to know, with any degree of clearness, what they had been doing.

A determined opponent of the constituted authorities, whoever they may chance to be.

Charles Dickens Sketches by Boz Quotations (The Election for Beadle). A determined opponent of the constituted authorities, whoever they may chance to be.

A pair of such very stiff trousers that they would have stood quite as well alone, without any legs in them.

Charles Dickens David Copperfield Quotations (Chapter 3). A pair of such very stiff trousers that they would have stood quite as well alone, without any legs in them.

Hailing the boy in a stentorian voice, as if he were half-a-mile off instead of two yards.

Charles Dickens Dombey and Son Quotations (Chapter 23). Hailing the boy in a stentorian voice, as if he were half-a-mile off instead of two yards.

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