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fictional character created by Charles Dickens

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Micawber, and hear reminiscences of her papa and mama.
Micawber informed me that 'her family' had decided that Mr.
Micawber, who was present, 'I have no doubt I shall, please Heaven, begin to be beforehand with the world, and to live in a perfectly new manner, if - in short, if anything turns up.
Micawber, about this time, composed a petition to the House of Commons, praying for an alteration in the law of imprisonment for debt.
Micawber had stated his idea of this petition to the club, and the club had strongly approved of the same.
Micawber in front of the petition, while my old friend Captain Hopkins (who had washed himself, to do honour to so solemn an occasion) stationed himself close to it, to read it to all who were unacquainted with its contents.
SIR - How fortunate for our Mr Micawber Chancellor that something did turn up in the form of better than expected tax receipts that enabled him to put a good face on his Lords defeat over tax credits.
A Mr Micawber B The Scarlet Pimpernel C Sherlock Holmes D Dick Whittington QUESTION 3 - for 3 points: How many playing pieces does a chess set have?
In his novel "David Copperfield," Charles Dickens' character Wilkins Micawber summed up the city of Eugene's budgetary situation: "Annual income 20 pounds, annual expenditure 19 and six, result happiness.
The characters he created are so real that you feel you know them - Fagin, Heep, Micawber, Pickwick and Scrooge, to name but a few.
DISGRACED Craig Whyte was yesterday ordered to pay PS17million to Ticketus - by a judge who compared him to hapless Charles Dickens character Wilkins Micawber.
WHENEVER I see the term "auditor" I reflexively think of Wilkins Micawber in David Copperfield and the Dickensian axiom: "Annual income, twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen [pounds] nineteen [shillings] and six [pence], result, happiness; annual expenditure twenty pounds nought and six, result misery.
It was well aware that its egregious Climate Change Act would lead to the wholesale closure of reliable and cheap gas and coal-fired power stations but did nothing to plan for the consequences, presumably relying liKe Mr Micawber that "something will turn up.
When Dad's Army ended a nine-year run in 1977, Lowe, who was born in Hayfield, Derbyshire, took on other TV roles including Mr Micawber in a BBC TV serial version of David Copper-field.
Despite their strained relationship, Dickens and his father remained on good terms and the novelist even used him as inspiration for the character Mr Micawber in his 1850 work David Copperfield.