Excerpt: ... on her occupation of the sick chamber. 'A little dull, but not so bad as might be,' Mrs Gamp remarked. 'I'm glad to see a parapidge, in case of fire, and lots of roofs and chimley-pots to walk upon.' It will be seen from these remarks that Mrs Gamp was looking out of window. When she had exhausted the prospect, she tried the easy-chair, which she indignantly declared was 'harder than a brickbadge.' Next she pursued her researches among the physic-bottles, glasses, jugs, and tea-cups; and when she had entirely satisfied her curiosity on all these subjects of investigation, she untied her bonnet-strings and strolled up to the bedside to take a look at the patient. A young man
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What is exaggeration to one class of minds and perceptions, is plain truth to another. That which is commonly called a long-sight, perceives in a prospect innumerable features and bearings non-existent to a short-sighted person.Product Description:
Wealthy and old, Martin Chuzzlewit, Sr. is surrounded by greedy relatives hoping to obtain a portion of his estate upon his death. Of his two descendants, one has the good fortune to transform his heritage of selfishness.
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Book Description Collins, London, 1970. Cloth. Book Condition: Near Mint. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Mint. Collins Classics. Hardback. Maroon cloth. Published as No 476 in Collins Classics. Dec eps. Introduction by Kenneth Hayens. 796 pp. No inscriptions. In near mint condition in like dw. Bookseller Inventory # 016751