Mr. Quinion Quotes in David Copperfield (1935)
Mr. Quinion Quotes:
David Copperfield as a child: Oh thank you, Mr. Micawber, you're so kind to me.
Mr. Micawber: Not at all; and now, since this is a red-letter day, in that I am hourly expecting something extarordinary to turn up, let us return and discover what culinary triumphs Mrs. Micawber has prepared for us.
David Copperfield as a child: Ooh, how wonderful !
Mr. Micawber: Imperative, my dear Copperfield, imperative; for as I have frequently had occasion to observe: 'When the stomach is empty, the spirits are low.'
[David and Mr. Micawber go outside to the streets]
Mr. Micawber: I predict, my dear Copperfield, that we can confidently depend on Mrs. Micawber assembling a tureen of cock-a-leekie soup, veal cutlet - breaded, and a jug of egg-hot.
David Copperfield as a child: And a pudding?
Mr. Micawber: A pudding, a suet pudding, the very thing.
Sheriff's Man: Wilkins Micawber?
Mr. Micawber: You are under a misapprehension, my good fellow, I...
Mr. Quinion: Oh no you don't, you're Micawber, all right. You owe me Â£2.10 for the last year. Officer, do your duty.
Sheriff's Man: Wilkins Micawber, you're under arrest;
Mr. Micawber: Upon what authority do you take this unwarrantable procedure?
Sheriff's Man: Court order for debt; I'm the assistant officer of the sheriff of Middlesex. Now are you coming quietly?
Mr. Micawber: Copperfield, you perceive before you the shattered fragment of a temple once called Man. The blossom is blighted, the leaf is withered; the god of day goes down upon the dreary scene. In short, I am forever flawed.-- Mr. Quinion
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