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The Pawnshop Patron

The Pawnshop Patron

 

In some of the less reputable districts of London were pawnbroker’s shops, where the down on their luck could trade their worldly goods for ready cash. Dickens was familiar with the steady decline of possessions that went hand-in-hand with his father’s poor management of family finances.

Kyd. Illustrations of Character s in Dickens's Sketches by Boz.

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