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The Pickwickians

THE FIRST ray of light which illuminates the gloom, and brilliantly lights up that obscurity in which the earlier history of the public career of the immortal Pickwick would appear to be involved, comes from reading the following entry in the Transactions of the Pickwick Club. The editor of these papers feels the highest pleasure in laying these before his readers, as a proof of the careful attention, indefatigable energy, and fine discrimination with which his search among the numerous documents given to him has been conducted.