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Miscellaneous Papers   By: (1812-1870)

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In Miscellaneous Papers, Charles Dickens showcases his versatile writing abilities through a collection of short stories and essays that cover a wide range of topics. Each piece is masterfully crafted, with the author's trademark wit and keen observations shining through.

The stories are engaging and thought-provoking, exploring themes such as social inequality, love, and human nature. Dickens brings his characters to life with vivid descriptions and realistic dialogue, making them feel like they could walk right off the page.

The essays are equally compelling, offering insightful commentary on contemporary issues and events. Dickens's sharp intellect and moral convictions are evident in every word, making his arguments both persuasive and compelling.

Overall, Miscellaneous Papers is a must-read for fans of Charles Dickens and anyone who appreciates well-written literature. This collection is a testament to the author's talent and enduring relevance, cementing his place as one of the greatest writers in literary history.

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This etext was prepared from the 1912 Gresham Publishing Company edition by David Price, email ccx074@coventry.ac.uk

MISCELLANEOUS PAPERS BY CHARLES DICKENS

Contents:

The Agricultural Interest Threatening Letter to Thomas Hood from an Ancient Gentleman Crime and Education Capital Punishment The Spirit of Chivalry in Westminster Hall In Memoriam W. M. Thackeray Adelaide Anne Procter Chauncey Hare Townshend On Mr. Fechter's Acting

THE AGRICULTURAL INTEREST

The present Government, having shown itself to be particularly clever in its management of Indictments for Conspiracy, cannot do better, we think (keeping in its administrative eye the pacification of some of its most influential and most unruly supporters), than indict the whole manufacturing interest of the country for a conspiracy against the agricultural interest. As the jury ought to be beyond impeachment, the panel might be chosen among the Duke of Buckingham's tenants, with the Duke of Buckingham himself as foreman; and, to the end that the country might be quite satisfied with the judge, and have ample security beforehand for his moderation and impartiality, it would be desirable, perhaps, to make such a slight change in the working of the law (a mere nothing to a Conservative Government, bent upon its end), as would enable the question to be tried before an Ecclesiastical Court, with the Bishop of Exeter presiding... Continue reading book >>


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