Miss Maria Crumpton admitted she was forty; an admission which was rendered perfectly unnecessary by the self-evident fact of her being at least fifty.

Background.

Sketches by Boz

Miss Maria Crumpton admitted she was forty; an admission which was rendered perfectly unnecessary by the self-evident fact of her being at least fifty.” is a quotation from Sketches by BozTales. Chapter 3 (Sentiment).

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

 

Context.

Description of Miss Maria Crumpton, one of the two unmarried sisters that run Minerva House, a finishing school for young ladies in Hammersmith.

 

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