. The Dover road : annals of an ancient turnpike. Horses; Dover road (England). 92 THE DOVER ROAD also among the accidents and circumstances of the time. . Old Mr. Weller* was a real person, and we knew him. He was ' Old Chumley ' in the flesh, and drove the stage daily from Rochester to London, and back again.". GAD'S HILL PLACE. RESIDEXCE OF CHARLES DICKEXS. It was here, then, that Dickens lived from 1856 to his death, on June 9, 1870, and thus Gad's Hill is, for many, doubly a place of pilgrimage. And, truly, the whole course of the Dover Road is rich in memories of him and of the char

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. The Dover road : annals of an ancient turnpike. Horses; Dover road (England). 92 THE DOVER ROAD also among the accidents and circumstances of the time. . Old Mr. Weller* was a real person, and we knew him. He was ' Old Chumley ' in the flesh, and drove the stage daily from Rochester to London, and back again.". GAD'S HILL PLACE. RESIDEXCE OF CHARLES DICKEXS. It was here, then, that Dickens lived from 1856 to his death, on June 9, 1870, and thus Gad's Hill is, for many, doubly a place of pilgrimage. And, truly, the whole course of the Dover Road is rich in memories of him and of the characters he drew with such a flow of sentimentality ; and sentiment is more to the English- man than is generally supposed. Hence that amazing popularity which is only just now being critically inquired into, weighed and appraised, Dickens was a man of commanding genius. His observation was acute, and he reproduced with so photographic a fidelity the life and times of his early years that the " manners and customs of the English," during the first third of the nineteenth century, find no such * One ol the many originals of " Samivel's father " put forward. One was supposed to have been at Bath, another at Dorking ; and others still have claims to have originated this humorous character.. Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.. Harper, Charles George, 1863-1943. Hartford, Conn. : Edwin Valentine Mitchell

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