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  • After announcing this determination, the honourable gentleman grew jocular; and as patent boots, lemon-coloured kid gloves, and a fur coat collar, assist jokes materially, there was immense laughter and much cheering, and moreover such a brilliant display of ladies’ pocket-handkerchiefs, as threw the grievous gentleman quite into the shade.
  • ’Mr Nickleby, sir,’ returned brother Charles: no less mildly than before, but firmly too: ’I come here against my will, sorely and grievously against my will.
  • Having delivered this observation in a very grievous and doleful tone, Newman reached the door in one long limp, and came back again in another.
  • The second resolution, which recognised the expediency of immediately abolishing ’all muffin (or crumpet) sellers, all traders in muffins (or crumpets) of whatsoever description, whether male or female, boys or men, ringing hand-bells or otherwise,’ was moved by a grievous gentleman of semi-clerical appearance, who went at once into such deep pathetics, that he knocked the first speaker clean out of the course in no time.

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