Charles Dickens in Chancery: Being an Account of His Proceedings in Respect of the "Christmas Carol" with Some Gossip in Relation to the Old Law Courts at Westminster

Longmans, Green and Company, 1914 - 95 pages

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Page 58 - ... and threadbare dress, borrowing and begging through the round of every man's acquaintance; which gives to monied might the means abundantly of wearying out the right; which so exhausts finances, patience, courage, hope; so overthrows the brain and breaks the heart; that there is not an honourable man among its practitioners who would not give — who does not often give — the warning, " Suffer any wrong that can be done you, rather than come here!
Page 8 - Who can listen to objections regarding such a book as this? It seems to me a national benefit, and to every man or woman who reads it a personal kindness. The last two people I heard speak of it were women. Neither knew the other, or the author ; and both said by way of criticism,
Page 59 - ... as relates to constables and other peace or parish officers; and (3) Except the Act of the session of the fifth and sixth years of the reign of Her present Majesty, chapter...
Page 6 - But we never knows wot's hidden in each other's hearts; and if we had glass winders there, we'd need to keep the shetters up, some on us, I do assure you ! " " But you don't mean to say
Page 39 - I walked down to Westminster Hall, and turned into it for half an hour, because my eyes were so dimmed with joy and pride, that they could not bear the street, and were not fit to be seen there.
Page 8 - Well, you should be happy yourself, for you may be sure you have done more good...
Page 56 - Mlud, no— variety of points— feel it my duty tsubmit— ludship," is the reply that slides out of Mr. Tangle. "Several members of the bar are still to be heard, I believe?" says the Chancellor with a slight smile. Eighteen of Mr. Tangle's learned friends, each armed with a little summary of eighteen hundred sheets, bob up like eighteen hammers in a pianoforte, make eighteen bows, and drop into their eighteen places of obscurity. We will proceed with the hearing on Wednesday fortnight,
Page 83 - The question upon the whole is, whether this is a legitimate use of the plaintiff's publication in the fair exercise of a mental operation, deserving the character of an original work.
Page 8 - Who can listen," exclaimed Thackeray, " to objections regarding such a book as this ? It seems to me a national benefit, and to every man or woman who reads it a personal kindness." Such praise expressed what men of genius felt and said : but the small volume had other tributes, less usual and not less genuine. There poured upon its author daily, all through that Christmas time, letters from complete strangers to him, which I remember reading with a wonder of pleasure ; not literary at all, but of...
Page 55 - ... it is better to suffer a great wrong than to have recourse to the much greater wrong of the law. I shall not easily forget the expense and anxiety, and horrible injustice of the Carol case, wherein, in asserting the plainest right on earth, I was really treated as if I were the robber, instead of the robbed.

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