"Christmas stories" by Charles Dickens

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grasping it is often because when a husband makes generosity a vice it is often necessary that a wife should make avarice a virtue. This entire Dickens suggested very soundly and in a few strokes in the more remote character Miss Wozenham. But in Mrs.

Lirriper he went further and did not fare worse. In Mrs Lirriper he suggested quite truly how huge a mass of real good humor, of grand unconscious patience, of unfailing courtesy and constant and difficult benevolence is concealed behind many a lodging-house door and compact in the red-faced person of many a preposterous landlady. Any one could easily excuse the ill-humor of the poor.

But great masses of the poor have not even any ill-humor to be excused. Their cheeriness is startling enough to be the foundation of a miracle play and certainly is startling enough to be foundation of a romance. Yet there is no any romance in which it is expressed except this one.

Mrs. Lirriper s Lodgings is one of the Christmas stories written by Charles Dickens. The main character of the story is Mrs.

Lirriper, an old lady, gives the furnished rooms of her house for rent. She furnished her old house as good as she could to make it more comfortable for inhabitants and for herself. This is how he earns for living.

Every person living in her house is kind to her because of her behavior with them. Story begins with the Mrs. Lirriper s description of her daily life, her neighbors, her relatives and the lodgers.

She talks about the persons one by one, tells of the good and bad sides of their characters. She calls Jamie her grand-son. But in reality he is not.

His mother died of sickness and Jamie was left by his father too, and was grown up by .

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