"The newly married couple had retired from the scene."
There was, it seems, no wedding tour; and manners, so far, in Mr. Wardle's station, were what they had been when the Bride of Lammermuir was bedded. Mrs. Trundle, by an oversight, is spoken of as the daughter of the Old Lady.
It is an inevitable reflection that the Goblins and Gabriel Grub are a Dickens Christmas Book in embryo. Punch, philanthropy, and a fantastic supernaturalism are all in the blend.
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