’Twopence-halfpenny,’ says the landlord, ’is the price of the Genuine Stunning ale.’
’Then,’ says I, producing the money, ’just draw me a glass of the Genuine Stunning, if you please, with a good head to it.’
Nothing’s genuine in the place, in my opinion, but the dirt.’
It was written with a plain, unaffected, homely piety that I knew to be genuine, and ended with ’my duty to my ever darling’ — meaning myself.
They served me with the ale, though I suspect it was not the Genuine Stunning; and the landlord’s wife, opening the little half-door of the bar, and bending down, gave me my money back, and gave me a kiss that was half admiring and half compassionate, but all womanly and good, I am sure.
’Ha, ha!’ laughed Mr. Peggotty, sitting down beside us, and rubbing his hands in his sense of relief from recent trouble, and in the genuine heartiness of his nature; ’there’s not a woman in the wureld, sir — as I tell her — that need to feel more easy in her mind than her!
If I might take the liberty of saying so, sir, I don’t think the milk which is boiled with it is quite genuine; but I am aware, sir, that there is a great adulteration of milk, in London, and that the article in a pure state is difficult to be obtained.’
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