Background.

Sketches by Boz

Every woman in ‘the gardens,’ who has been married for any length of time, must have had twins on two or three occasions; it is impossible to account for the extent of juvenile population in any other way.” is a quotation from Sketches by Boz, Scenes, Chapter 9 (London Recreations).

Sketches by Boz is a collection of short pieces written by Charles Dickens and published as a book in 1836.

 

Context.

Charles Dickens pokes fun at the large family broods walking in the tea-gardens of London for recreation.

 

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