Mrs. Davey

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Mrs. Davey - A Lima from Mrs. Davey, widow of the doctor who...
A Lima from Mrs. Davey, widow of the doctor who attended the father of Charles Dickens on his death-bed, death-bed, death-bed, throws a new light upon the character of the novelist which will serve to do away to a considerable considerable extent with much of the shadow cast upon his memory by the biography of bia egotistical friend. Mr. John Dickens was a man of ungovernable temper. The resemblance to Micawber was very slight. Mrs. Dickens, the mother of Charles, was a little woman, who had been very nice looking. She possessed aa extraordinary sense of the ludicrous, and her powers of imitation were unusual. She took in tha Inventory of a room at a rlance, and anything out of place or ridiculous she would describe in the quaintest manner. She had also a fine vein of pat hoe, aad could bring tears to the eyes ot her listeners when narrating soma and event. It can thus be soenwhence Dickens inherited Us genius. Charles was decidedly fond of her, and ia the midst of their poverty and sorrow ever provided for her wants. When his father died, he took her ia his arms,' and toll her that she must rely upoa,bim tor the future. He sent Dr. Davey a magnificent silver snuff-box-in snuff-box-in snuff-box-in snuff-box-in snuff-box-in token of his gratitude for the ear of his father. The old lady was very fond of her daughter-in-law, daughter-in-law, daughter-in-law, daughter-in-law, daughter-in-law, Mrs. Charles, aad believed that there was not another woman la England so well suited to her son. Old Mrs! Dickens died ia 1863. She sleeps by her husband in Eighgate Cemetery. ;

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  1. The Inter Ocean,
  2. 21 May 1874, Thu,
  3. Page 4

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