Wilkins Micawber

We talk about the tyranny of words, but we like to tyrannise 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 tyrannise 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 novel by Charles Dickens, first published between 1849 and 1850.   Context. This quotation is taken from the following passage in Chapter 52 of David [...]

2018-06-07T08:01:02+00:00Categories: David Copperfield|Tags: |

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

Background. "Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen nineteen and six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds 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 (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, [...]

2018-09-10T16:54:50+00:00Categories: David Copperfield|Tags: , |

Accidents will occur in the best-regulated families.

Background. "Accidents will occur in the best-regulated families." is a quotation from David Copperfield (Chapter 28). David Copperfield is the eighth novel by Charles Dickens, first published between 1849 and 1850.   Context. Quote said by Wilkins Micawber to David Copperfield. Taken from the following passage in Chapter 28 of David Copperfield: ‘Micawber!’ exclaimed Mrs. Micawber, in tears. ‘Have I deserved this! I, who never have deserted you; who never WILL desert you, Micawber!’ ‘My love,’ said Mr. Micawber, much affected, [...]

2018-05-11T21:55:08+00:00Categories: David Copperfield|Tags: , |

Never do tomorrow what you can do today.

Background. "Never do tomorrow what you can do today." is a quotation from David Copperfield (Chapter 12). David Copperfield is the eighth novel by Charles Dickens, first published between 1849 and 1850.     Context. Quotation said by the character Wilkins Micawber. Taken from the following passage in Chapter 12 of David Copperfield: ‘My dear young friend,’ said Mr. Micawber, ‘I am older than you; a man of some experience in life, and—and of some experience, in short, in difficulties, generally [...]

2018-11-08T12:06:40+00:00Categories: David Copperfield|Tags: |
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