Martin is Much Gratified by an Imposing Ceremony

Martin is Much Gratified by an Imposing Ceremony

Phiz (Hablot K. Browne)

January 1844

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"I hope my Honourable Friend," said the Gentlemanly Member, of Mr. Pecksniff, "will give me many opportunities of cultivating the knowledge of him, and I may lay to-day two first stones, both belonging to structures which shall last my life!" — Chapter 35

Dickens's Martin Chuzzlewit

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