A row of bald old curls that could scarcely be called false, they were so very innocent of anything approaching to deception.

Background.

Martin ChuzzlewititemA row of bald old curls that could scarcely be called false, they were so very innocent of anything approaching to deception.” is a quotation taken from Martin Chuzzlewit (Chapter 25).

item Martin Chuzzlewit is the sixth novel by Charles Dickens originally published between 1843 and 1844.

 

Context.

item Description of the wig of Sarah Gamp.

item Taken from the following passage in Chapter 25 of the novel Martin Chuzzlewit:

‘I a’most forgot the piller, I declare!’ said Mrs Gamp, drawing it away. ‘There! Now he’s comfortable as he can be, I’m sure! I must try to make myself as much so as I can.’

With this view, she went about the construction of an extemporaneous bed in the easy-chair, with the addition of the next easy one for her feet. Having formed the best couch that the circumstances admitted of, she took out of her bundle a yellow night-cap, of prodigious size, in shape resembling a cabbage; which article of dress she fixed and tied on with the utmost care, previously divesting herelf of a row of bald old curls that could scarcely be called false, they were so very innocent of anything approaching to deception. From the same repository she brought forth a night-jacket, in which she also attired herself. Finally, she produced a watchman’s coat which she tied round her neck by the sleeves, so that she become two people; and looked, behind, as if she were in the act of being embraced by one of the old patrol.

 

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