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David Copperfield

itemThe mingled reality and mystery of the whole show, the influence upon me of the poetry, the lights, the music, the company, the smooth stupendous changes of glittering and brilliant scenery, were so dazzling, and opened up such illimitable regions of delight, that when I came out into the rainy street, at twelve o’clock at night, I felt as if I had come from the clouds‘ is a quotation from David Copperfield (Chapter 19).

- David Copperfield is the eighth novel by Charles Dickens, first published between 1849 and 1850.

 

Context.

Charles Dickens describes the delight of seeing a show at the Theatre Royal Covent Garden.

 

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