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Quotation by Charles Dickens
I am quite serious when I say that I do not believe there are, on the whole earth besides, so many intensified bores as in these United States. No man can form an adequate idea of the real meaning of the word, without coming here.
Charles Dickens (1812–1870), British novelist. Comment, March 1842, while on an American tour. Quoted in Hesketh Pearson, Dickens, ch. 8 (1949).
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