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Scarcely ever are they ordinary; the very notion of the ordinary is foreign to the
child, to whom everyone encountered is unique. When people have very
powerfully impressed us in childhood they remain for ever so fixed in the memory
, with the ...
This can scarcely be questioned when one remembers the characters of the
novel, those sharp, scathing sketches of the money-conscious, the Veneerings,
Podsnap, Fledgeby, the Lammles. Any account of Dickens is inadequate. He is
Theobald and Christina are not to have the credit for any disinterested action and
scarcely for their good intentions. They are to be allowed to do nothing right.
Once this is realized, it is difficult to avoid seeing Butler's hatred and contempt for
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The Eighteenth Century
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