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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
Charles Dickens. (1812–1870)
 
 
1
      A demd, damp, moist, unpleasant body!
          Nicholas Nickleby. Chap. xxxiv.
2
      He has gone to the demnition bow-wows.
          Nicholas Nickleby. Chap. lxiv.
3
      My life is one demd horrid grind.
          Nicholas Nickleby. Chap. lxiv.
4
      He had used the word in a Pickwickian sense.
          Pickwick Papers. Chap. i.
5
      Did it ever strike you on such a morning as this that drowning would be happiness and peace?
          Pickwick Papers. Chap. v.
6
      The wictim of connubiality.
          Pickwick Papers. Chap. xx.
7
      I am a lone lorn creetur and everythink goes contrairy with me.
          David Copperfield. Chap. iii.
8
      Barkis is willin’.
          David Copperfield. Chap. v.
9
      Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery.
          David Copperfield. Chap. xii.
10
      I never will desert Mr. Micawber.
          David Copperfield. Chap. xii.
  
  
  
11
      Accidents will occur in the best regulated families.
          David Copperfield. Chap. xxvii.
12
      Papa, potatoes, poultry, prunes and prism, all very good words for the lips,—especially prunes and prism.
          Little Dorrit. Book ii. Chap. v.
13
      Whatever was required to be done, the Circumlocution Office was beforehand with all the public departments in the art of perceiving HOW NOT TO DO IT.
          Little Dorrit. Book ii. Chap. x.
14
      Secret and self-contained and solitary as an oyster.
          A Christmas Carol. Stave 1.
15
      In came Mrs. Fezziwig, one vast substantial smile.
          A Christmas Carol. Stave 2.
16
      He’s tough, ma’am,—tough is J. B.; tough and devilish sly.
          Dombey and Son. Chap. vii.
17
      When found, make a note of.
          Dombey and Son. Chap. xv.
18
      The bearings of this observation lays in the application on it.
          Dombey and Son. Chap. xxiii.
19
      Oh, Sairey, Sairey, little do we know what lays before us!
          Martin Chuzzlewit. Chap. i.
20
      Any man may be in good spirits and good temper when he’s well dressed. There ain’t much credit in that.
          Martin Chuzzlewit. Chap. v.
21
      Not to put too fine a point upon it.
          Bleak House. Chap. xxxii.
22
      “If the law supposes that,” said Mr. Bumble, “the law is a ass, a idiot.”
          Oliver Twist. Chap. li.
 

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