their cordial greetings had a homely sound to me, although they were not conveyed in English words.

Category: Mind | Type: Discussion | Title: David Copperfield (in Context) | Author: Charles Dickens | Ch: Absence

David's mention of friends in Yarmouth links the two villages, so that David, like Emily before, has been returned to a halcyon place of childhood. His rebirth is less structured and more impressionistic than Emily's yet a rebirth all the same.

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