The Childhood and Youth of Charles Dickens. Subscribers' Ed

The Childhood and Youth of Charles Dickens. Subscribers' Ed

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...and Son, Chap. LIX. "My room is up among the branches of the trees; and the birds and the butterflies fly in and out, and the green branches shoot in at the open windows, and the lights and shadows of the clouds come and go with the rest of the company."--Letter to American Friend. In another sort of box--a loose box in the stable--was an extremely friendly grey pony. He was, I believe, the only living thing belonging to the departed writer then left on the premises. He immediately fixed my attention as embodying at once, in his own person, two of his master's well-known characters; for was he not "Trotty Veck " by name, and "the Aged" by reason of his years? While I patted his neck over the half-door, he was diligently searching my pockets for possible dainties in the shape.of biscuits or apples, as if quite used to it; but at the same time with an unmistakably woe-begone expression of countenance, as if, with him, too, " regrets were the natural property of grey hairs." 1 "Trotty Veck" was sold to a Mr. Abrahams for twenty guineas, and is probably (like the hypothetical "Gray " alluded to by Mr. Weller, senr.) long since "up the universal spout o' natur." 2 It is infinitely more agreeable, however, to turn from the week of the sale at Gad's Hill Place, and to remember the favourite residence of Charles Dickens as it is now, for the house and grounds, beautifully kept by its present owner, bring back to our memory Bret Harte's noble lines--"let its fragrant story Blend with the breath that thrills With hop-vines, incense all the pensive glory That fills the Kentish hills." 1 Alartin Chuzzlcwit, Chap. X. 2 Master Humphrey's Clock, page 422, Original Edition. CHAPTER...show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236536355
  • 9781236536358