but within half-an-hour afterwards, he would polish up his shoes with extraordinary pains, and go out, humming a tune with a greater air of gentility than ever.

Category: Mind | Type: Discussion | Title: David Copperfield (in Context) | Author: Charles Dickens | Ch: I Begin Life on My Own Account, and Don't Like It

A first glimpse of Micawber's rapid oscillation between depression and mania, aggravated by his indulgence of the condition as an opportunity to expatiate upon it. 

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