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bankrupt
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David Copperfield
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bankrupt
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David Copperfield
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  • That he knew nothing himself, but the art of slashing, being more ignorant (J. Steerforth said) than the lowest boy in the school; that he had been, a good many years ago, a small hop-dealer in the Borough, and had taken to the schooling business after being bankrupt in hops, and making away with Mrs. Creakle's money.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Bankrupt, as he believed, alike in circumstances, in all other hope, and in honour, his sole reliance was upon the monster in the garb of man,"' Mr. Micawber made a good deal of this, as a new turn of expression, '"who, by making himself necessary to him, had achieved his destruction.  (not reviewed by editor)

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