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Sketches by Boz

There is a great deal of form, but no compassion; considerable interest, but no sympathy.‘ is a quotation from Sketches by Boz, ScenesChapter 24 (Criminal Courts).

Sketches by Boz is a collection of short pieces written by Charles Dickens and published as a book in 1836.

 

Context.

Description of the business of law conducted at the Old Bailey Courts.

 

 

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