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Mudfog and Other Sketches

By Dickens, Charles

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Reproduction Date: 2005

Title: Mudfog and Other Sketches  
Author: Dickens, Charles
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
Collections: Blackmask Online Collection
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Dickens, C. (n.d.). Mudfog and Other Sketches. Retrieved from http://cn.ebooklibrary.org/


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Excerpt: Mudfog is a pleasant town?a remarkably pleasant town?situated in a charming hollow by the side of a river, from which river, Mudfog derives an agreeable scent of pitch, tar, coals, and rope?yarn, a roving population in oilskin hats, a pretty steady influx of drunken bargemen, and a great many other maritime advantages. There is a good deal of water about Mudfog, and yet it is not exactly the sort of town for a watering?place, either. Water is a perverse sort of element at the best of times, and in Mudfog it is particularly so. In winter, it comes oozing down the streets and tumbling over the fields,?nay, rushes into the very cellars and kitchens of the houses, with a lavish prodigality that might well be dispensed with; but in the hot summer weather it will dry up, and turn green: and, although green is a very good colour in its way, especially in grass, still it certainly is not becoming to water; and it cannot be denied that the beauty of Mudfog is rather impaired, even by this trifling circumstance. Mudfog is a healthy place?very healthy;?damp, perhaps, but none the worse for that. It?s quite a mistake to suppose that damp is unwholesome: plants thrive best in damp situations, and why shouldn't men? The inhabitants of Mudfog are unanimous in asserting that there exists not a finer race of people on the face of the earth; here we have an indisputable and veracious contradiction of the vulgar error at once. So, admitting Mudfog to be damp, we distinctly state that it is salubrious.

Table of Contents
Table of Contents: Mudfog and Other Sketches, 1 -- Charles Dickens, 1 -- MUDFOG AND OTHER SKETCHES, 2 -- PUBLIC LIFE OF MR. TULRUMBLE?ONCE MAYOR OF MUDFOG, 2 -- FULL REPORT OF THE FIRST MEETING OF THE MUDFOG ASSOCIATION FOR THE -- ADVANCEMENT OF EVERYTHING, 12 -- FULL REPORT OF THE SECOND MEETING OF THE MUDFOG ASSOCIATION FOR THE -- ADVANCEMENT OF EVERYTHING, 25 -- THE PANTOMIME OF LIFE, 38 -- SOME PARTICULARS CONCERNING A LION, 43 -- MR. ROBERT BOLTON: THE 'GENTLEMAN CONNECTED WITH THE PRESS', 45 -- FAMILIAR EPISTLE FROM A PARENT TO A CHILD AGED TWO YEARS AND TWO -- MONTHS, 48 -- Mudfog and Other Sketches -- i

 
 



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