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Free Barron's Booknotes-David Copperfield by Charles Dickens-Free Book Notes
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GLOSSARY - VOCABULARY LIST - HISTORICAL TERMS

ADELPHI - A large complex of apartments in London.

BOOK OF MARTYRS - A popular book written in Latin by John Foxe, which first appeared in English in 1563.

CHARING CROSS - An ancient stone cross that marked a coach terminus for arrivals to London.

DOCTORS' COMMONS - A variety of courts sharing the same buildings and the same specialist lawyers (their offices were also part of the commons). It became part of the Probate Court in 1857.

DON QUIXOTE - A Spanish novel by Miguel de Cervantes.

ENFIELD'S SPEAKER - A book published in 1832 by W. Enfield, The Speaker: Selections from the Best English Writers.

GAITERS - A cloth or leather leg-covering.

FATHER-IN-LAW - Stepfather.


GIL BLAS - A French novel by Le Sage.

HUMPHREY CLINKER - A novel by Tobias Smollett.

INNER TEMPLE - One of the Inns of Court, a neighborhood of lawyers' lodgings and offices packed around quiet courtyards.

LINCOLN'S INNS FIELDS - Near the Inns of Court, a small park surrounded by townhouses and offices.

PEREGRINE PICKLE - A novel by Tobias Smollett.

ROBINSON CRUSOE - A novel by Daniel Defoe.

RODERICK RANDOM - A novel by Tobias Smollett.

TIDD'S PRACTICE - A standard legal textbook by William Tidd, Practice of the Court of King's Bench, published between 1790 and 1794.

TOM JONES - A novel by Henry Fielding.

TOWER - The Tower of London, an ancient Norman castle in London.

THE VICAR OF WAKEFIELD - A novel by Oliver Goldsmith.

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