Note 1 to the author's "Great Expectations in "The Tuggses at Ramsgate," or, The Importance of Being Cymon"

Robert Browning, "Sketches by Boz," Dickens and the Twentieth Century ed., John Gross and Gabriel Pearson (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1962) 22. Browning is specifically alluding here to the protagonist of "Mr. Minns and His Cousin" (originally, "A Dinner at Poplar Walk" in The Monthly Magazine, December, 1833), Dickens' first published work and clearly the piece that establishes the facetious tone and satirical thrust of all the humorous sketches that followed.


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