Dear friends of the Dickens Forum,

Susan Jirad sent this message a week or so ago, but we were so 
dispirited by the
American political scene that we could not see the humor the post might 
give to
others of you.  Here's Susan [log in to unmask]: (pjm)
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> I know one shouldn't get too partisan in this Dickens site, but I 
> cannot resist sharing this wonderful quote from *Hard Times,* sent by 
> a member of my Dickens Fellowship. Oh, that C.D. were here today.
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> Just reading the description of Mr. Bounderby in ch 4.  Uncannily like 
> someone we "know".
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> About his hair:
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> "One might have fancied he had talked it off;  and that what was left, 
> all standing up in disorder, was in that condition from being 
> constantly blown about by his windy boastfulness."
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> Susan Jhirad
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