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The first ray of light in which illumines the gloom, and converts into a dazzling brilliancy that obscurity earlier history of the public career of the immortal Mr Pickwick...
Among other public buildings in a certain town ... there is one anciently common to all, great or small - to wit: the workhouse.
An ancient English cathedral town?
Marley was dead, to begin with.
Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.
There once lived, in a sequestered part of the county of Devonshire, one Godfrey Nickleby...
My father's family name being Pirrip, and my Christian name Philip, my infant tongue could make of both names nothing longer or more explicit than Pip.
Although I am an old man, night is generally my time for walking.
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London. Michaelmas Term lately over, and the Lord Chancellor sitting in Lincoln's Inn Hall.
Dombey sat in the corner of the darkened room in the great armchair by the bedside, and Son lay tucked up warm in as little basket bedstead...
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity,...
In these times of ours, though concerning the exact year there is no need to be precise, a boat of dirty and disreputable appearance, with two figures in it, floated on the Thames.
Thirty years ago, Marseilles lay burning in the sun one day.
Now, what I want is, Facts. Teach these boys and girls nothing but Facts.
In the year 1775 there stood upon the borders of Epping Forest,...

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