Micawber


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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.
The star is currently in Yorkshire filming a new drama, Micawber, and was unavailable for comment.
Instead of putting characters like Wilkins Micawber and William Dorrit in the Marshalsea sponging house, he could portray a society of feckless fools running up astonomical levels of debt and walking away grinning and free of stigma.
With Partick Thistle closing the gap between themselves and Accies to two points maybe Cramb's optimism has undertones of Mr Micawber.
As Mr Micawber pointed out: "Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen and six, result happiness.
If you couldn't save up for it, you did without it, because the vision of Mr Micawber in the debtors' jail was still floating around, uttering his fateful mantra: ``Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six - result, misery.
In this splendid drama - a sort of prequel to David Copperfield - he plays Micawber, the endless optimist who, despite his financial woes, just keeps on giving.
Yorkshire Television crews are in the Scottish capital filming the four- part series Micawber, in which Jason plays a character from Charles Dickens' novel David Copperfield.
Charles Dickens provided one of life's great truisms when Mr Micawber in David Cop-perfield famously stated: "Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen nineteen and six, result happiness.
At one point it looked as if the festive episode on BBC1 would be locked in a ratings battle with David's other big Christmas drama, ITV1's Micawber - also penned by Only Fools scriptwriter John Sullivan.