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Source Notes: The Pickwick Papers (chapter 33, "Mr. Weller the Elder Delivers Some Critical Sentiments Respecting Literary Composition; and, Assisted by His Son Samuel, Pays a Small Installment of Retaliation to the Account of the Reverend Gentleman with the Red Nose") (1837). Sam Weller struggles through the composition of a valentine for his sweetheart Mary, as his father warns him against becoming too poetical. He ends up signing with a bit of rhyme: "Your love-sick / Pickwick."
Charles John Huffam Dickens FRSA (7 February 1812 - 9 June 1870), pen-name "Boz", was an English novelist. During his career Dickens achieved massive worldwide popularity, winning acclaim for his rich storytelling and memorable characters. Considered one of the English language's greatest writers, he was the foremost novelist of the Victorian era as well as a vigorous social campaigner.
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