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Pickwickian Manners and Custom

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Language: English
Wordcount: 20,355 / 67 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 72
LoC Categories: PN, GT
Downloads: 405
Added to site: 2007.06.26
mnybks.net#: 17442
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Essays, Criticism, Humor
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satisfied. The practice, however, points to a certain effeminacy--the average person of our day would not care to have his bed so treated--with invalids the "Hot Water Bottle" has "usurped its place." We find this superannuated instrument in the "antique" dealers' shops, at a good figure--a quaint old world thing, of a sort of old-fashioned cut and pattern. There only do people appear to trouble themselves about it.

"Chops and tomato sauce." This too is superannuated also. A more correct taste is now chops au naturel, and relying on their own natural juices; but we have cutlets, with tomatos.

Again, are little boys no longer clad in "a tight suit of corduroy, spangled with brass buttons of very considerable size:" indeed corduroy is seldom seen save on the figures of some chic ladies. And how fortunate to live in days when a smart valet could be secured for twelve pounds a year, and two suits; {24} and not less.

Surprising too was the valet's accustomed dress. "A grey co

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