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It was a great achievement, no matter how dingy may be our present associations
with the word — lace curtains, aspi- : distras, and a prudential self-regarding
morality summed up in such sayings as 'Honesty is the best policy' and 'Nothing
When he accepts them without intervention of moral scruples, rejoices in them for
their own sake, the result is pure humour: Pickwick, the Wellers, Micawber, Boffin
or, greatest of them all, Mrs Gamp. When sympathy is withheld or he feels a ...
also exist for their own sake, without reference to moral considerations. Silas
Wegg is an instance of this process. When he comes out with such a
magnif1cently comic phrase as 'Since I called upon you that evening when you
were, as I may ...
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The Eighteenth Century
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