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Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens wrote A Tale of Two Cities, Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, and other popular novels of 19th-century England. Charles Dickens grew up in poverty, and it shows in his writing: he is k…

Brewer's: Dickens

(See Boz.) Dickens is a perverted oath corrupted from “Nick.” Mrs. Page says - “I cannot tell what the dickens his name is.” - Shakespeare: Merry Wives of Windsor…

A Christmas Carolby Charles Dickens

The First of the Three Spirits Marley's Ghost MARLEY was dead: to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. The register of his burial was signed by the clergyman, the clerk, …

A Christmas Carolby Charles Dickens

Marley's Ghost The Second of the Three Spirits The First of the Three Spirits WHEN Scrooge awoke, it was so dark, that looking out of bed, he could scarcely distinguish the transparent …

A Christmas Carolby Charles Dickens

The First of the Three Spirits The Last of the Spirits The Second of the Three Spirits AWAKING in the middle of a prodigiously tough snore, and sitting up in bed to get his thoughts tog…

A Christmas Carolby Charles Dickens

The Second of the Three Spirits The End of It The Last of the Spirits THE Phantom slowly, gravely, silently, approached. When it came near him, Scrooge bent down upon his knee; for in t…

A Christmas Carolby Charles Dickens

The Last of the Spirits The End of It YES! and the bedpost was his own. The bed was his own, the room was his own. Best and happiest of all, the Time before him was his own, to make ame…

A Christmas Carolby Charles Dickens

Preface I HAVE endeavoured in this Ghostly little book, to raise the Ghost of an Idea, which shall not put my readers out of humour with themselves, with each other, with the season, or w…

Samuel DICKENS

DICKENS, Samuel, a Representative from North Carolina; born near Roxboro, Person County, N.C., birth date unknown; pursued an academic course; member of the North Carolina state house of common…

Thomas Dickens ARNOLD

ARNOLD, Thomas Dickens, a Representative from Tennessee; born in Spotsylvania County, Va., May 3, 1798; moved with his parents to Knox County, Tenn., in 1808; was tutored privately; at the age …