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The Life of Charles Dickens free pdf Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: 'that when Mr. Hone failed in business as a bookseller, he was persuaded by me to try the pulpit- which is false, incorrect, unchristian, in a manner blasphemous, and in all respects contemptible. Let us pray.' With which, and in the same breath, I give you my word, he knelt down, as we all did, and began a very miserable jumble of an extemporary prayer. I was really penetrated with sorrow for the family" (he exerted himself zealously for them afterwards, as the kind-hearted C also did), " but when C, upon his knees and sobbing for the loss of an old friend, whispered me ' that if that wasn't a clergyman, and it wasn't a funeral, he'd have punched his head,' I felt as if nothing but convulsions could possibly relieve me." On the loth of October I heard from him that the chapter intended ta be introductory to the Notes was written, and waiting our conference whether or not it should be printed. We decided against it- on his part so reluctantly, that I had to undertake for its publication when a more fitting time should come. This in my judgment has arrived, and the chapter first sees the light on this page. There is no danger at present, as there would have been when it was written, that its proper self-assertion should be mistaken for an apprehension of hostile judgments which he was anxious to deprecate or avoid. He is out of reach of all that now- and reveals to us here, as one whom fear or censure can touch no more, his honest purpose in the use of satire even where his humorous temptations were strongest. What he says will on other grounds also be read with unusual interest, for it will be found to connect itself impressively not with his first experi- ences only, but with his second visit to America at the close of his life. He held always the same high opinion of what ...


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Author : John Forster
Publisher : BiblioLife
Data Published : September 2009
ISBN : 9781113799074
EAN : 9781313927147
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 580 pages
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Language : English
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