que characters have already appeared.--There is a ruffian, of the Bill Sykes species, and a wretched girl, who remind one of Nancy; a queer old city clerk, with a family of grown up head strong daughters; a fashionable family; Silas Wegg, a wooden legged proprietor of an apple stall, (Dickens says: "It gave you the face aches to look at his apples, the stomach-ache to look at his oranges, and the teeth aches to look at his ,") Miss Patterson, an antique the Virginia, and Mr Venus, a time old keeper of a curiosity.
shop Dickes has on entrusted his style with new made words, and his phraseology in general has become so grotesque that he is getting as difficult to read as Thomas Carlyte.
One cannot help sighing for the freshness and simplicity of his Nicholas and Oliver.
Thackery's fragment, "Dennis Duval," is also being punished in the Cornhill. Through its pages ran the same beauty and tenderness of thought and graphic description of olden time character, familiar to us in Romond.