How Mr. micawber's heart would have glowed over this realisation in colossal figures of his cherished principle!
Phineas, like Mrs. micawber, swore he would never desert him.
Mr. micawber promptly resumed his letter, only too glad to revert to a performance with which he was so highly satisfied.
Who has not himself waited, like micawber, for something to turn up?
Mathews thought that there was an odd flavour of Mr. micawber about the foregoing epistle.
There is a great deal of wisdom in Dickens character of micawber.
I took my leave of Mr. micawber, for the time, charging him with my best remembrances to all at home.
Fortunately (or unfortunately) Mr. micawber does not last long.
In fact,' said Mrs. micawber, lowering her voice,—'this is between ourselves—our reception was cool.'
Mr. micawber, at the then present moment, took a pull at his punch.
as a type of a childishly impractical man living in optimistic fantasy, from the character of Wilkins Micawber in Dickens' "David Copperfield" (1850).
"I am at present, my dear Copperfield, engaged in the sale of corn upon commission. It is not an avocation of a remunerative description -- in other words it does not pay -- and some temporary embarrassments of a pecuniary nature have been the consequence. I am however delighted to add that I have now an immediate prospect of something turning up ...."