Friends of the Dickens Forum,
Apart from our Dickens books for the nones, we thank the
estimable Herb Philly for finding and
sending on these still fresh and spiritedly optimistic words of
the Inimitable: (pjm)
Reflect upon your blessings, of which
every man has many, not on your past misfortunes, of
which all men have some. Fill your glass again, with a
merry face and contented heart. Our life on it, but your
Christmas shall be merry and your New Year a happy one!
So may the New year be a happy one to you, happy to many
more whose happiness depends on you! So may each year be
happier than the last, and not the meanest of our
brethren or sisterhood debarred their rightful share in
what our Creator formed for them to enjoy.
-- Charles Dickens