Characters Archives: Wilkins Micawber

David Copperfield.

We talk about the tyranny of words, but we like to tyrannize over them too; we are fond of having a large superfluous establishment of words to wait upon us on great occasions; we think it looks important, and sounds well.

Background. “We talk about the tyranny of words, but we like to tyrannize over them too; we are fond of having a large superfluous establishment of words to wait upon us on great occasions; we think it looks important, and sounds well.” is a quotation from David Copperfield (Chapter 52). David Copperfield is the eighth […]

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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.

Background. “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.   Context. This quotation is said by the […]

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