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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
magnificently comic phrase as “Since I called upon you that evening when you
were, as I may ...
Born in the Established Church, she had become d §. as a girl; essentially
religious, she was brought by her intellectual honesty to a reluctant agnosticism,
an agnosticism that laid as remorseless a stress on morals, on right behaviour, as
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The Eighteenth Century
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