E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Pickwick (Mr. Samuel).
The hero of the Pickwick Papers, by Charles Dickens. He is a simple-minded, benevolent old gentleman, who wears spectacles, breeches, and short black gaiters, has a bald head, and good round belly. He founds a club, and travels with its
members over England, each member being under his guardianship.