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The Pickwick Papers

The travellers' club

'This Association is deeply aware of the advantages which must accrue to the cause of science from the production which they have just heard; and also from the unwearied researches of Samuel Pickwick, Esq., G.C.M.P.C., in Hornsey, Highgate, Brixton, and Camberwell. Therefore they cannot but entertain a sense of the inestimable benefits which must inevitably result from carrying the speculations of that learned man into a wider field. By extending his travels, and, consequently, enlarging his sphere of observation, he will advance knowledge, and diffuse learning.'

'That, with the opinion just mentioned, this Association has taken into its serious consideration a proposal, emanating from the aforesaid, Samuel Pickwick, Esq., G.C.M.P.C., and three other Pickwickians, for forming a new branch of United Pickwickians, under the title of The Corresponding Society of the Pickwick Club.'

'That the said proposal has received the sanction and approval of this Association. '
'That the Corresponding Society of the Pickwick Club is therefore hereby constituted; and that Samuel Pickwick, Esq., G.C.M.P.C., Tracy Tupman, Esq., M.P.C., Augustus Snodgrass, Esq., M.P.C., and Nathaniel Winkle, Esq., M.P.C., are hereby chosen as members of the club; and that they be requested to send, from time to time, authenticated accounts of their journeys and investigations, of their observations of character and manners, and of the whole of their adventures, together with all tales and papers to which local scenery or associations may give rise, to the Pickwick Club in London'.


Accrue: Come to, be collected together for.
Unwearied: Never getting tired.
Hornsey: This and the names that follow are areas in London.
Entertain: Here this just means 'have'.
Inestimable: Impossible even to guess.
Learned: Very well educated and wise.
Diffuse: Spread about.
Emanating: Coming from.
Aforesaid: Mentioned before.
Sanction: Here it means permission.
Constituted: Created, set up.
Authenticated: Proved to be true.
Give rise: Cause to happen.

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