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  • Before this boy, who was reputed to be a great scholar, and was very good-looking, and at least half-a-dozen years my senior, I was carried as before a magistrate.
  • The young man still replied: ’Come to the pollis!’ and was dragging me against the donkey in a violent manner, as if there were any affinity between that animal and a magistrate, when he changed his mind, jumped into the cart, sat upon my box, and, exclaiming that he would drive to the pollis straight, rattled away harder than ever.
  • He is a Middlesex Magistrate.’
  • ’How do you suppose he comes to be a Middlesex Magistrate?’ said I. ’Oh dear me!’ replied Traddles, ’it would be very difficult to answer that question.
  • And now he’s a Magistrate.’
  • ’Among the eyes elevated towards you from this portion of the globe, will ever be found, while it has light and life, ’The ’Eye ’Appertaining to ’WILKINS MICAWBER, ’Magistrate.’
  • In an office that might have been on the ground-floor of the Tower of Babel, it was so massively constructed, we were presented to our old schoolmaster; who was one of a group, composed of two or three of the busier sort of magistrates, and some visitors they had brought.
  • I was looking back to the name of Doctor Mell, pleased to have discovered, in these happier circumstances, Mr. Mell, formerly poor pinched usher to my Middlesex magistrate, when Mr. Peggotty pointing to another part of the paper, my eyes rested on my own name, and I read thus: ’ TO DAVID COPPERFIELD, ESQUIRE, ’THE EMINENT AUTHOR.
  • ’A Magistrate, eh?’ said I. Mr. Peggotty pointed to a certain paragraph in the newspaper, where I read aloud as follows, from the Port Middlebay Times: ’The public dinner to our distinguished fellow-colonist and townsman, WILKINS MICAWBER, ESQUIRE, Port Middlebay District Magistrate, came off yesterday in the large room of the Hotel, which was crowded to suffocation.
  • ’A Magistrate, eh?’ said I. Mr. Peggotty pointed to a certain paragraph in the newspaper, where I read aloud as follows, from the Port Middlebay Times: ’The public dinner to our distinguished fellow-colonist and townsman, WILKINS MICAWBER, ESQUIRE, Port Middlebay District Magistrate, came off yesterday in the large room of the Hotel, which was crowded to suffocation.

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  • The local magistrate insisted on a cash payment for the speeding ticket.
  • I’m merely the magistrate of the district.
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