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Martin Chuzzlewit
Charles Dickens

Page 1 of 1948

 

This Etext prepared for Project Gutenberg by Donald Lainson 

Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit 

by Charles Dickens 

PREFACE 

What is exaggeration to one class of minds and perceptions,
is plain truth to another.  That which is commonly called a long-sight,
perceives in a prospect innumerable features and bearings
non-existent to a short-sighted person.  I sometimes ask myself
whether there may occasionally be a difference of this kind between
some writers and some readers; whether it is ALWAYS the writer
who colours highly, or whether it is now and then the reader
whose eye for colour is a little dull? 

On this head of exaggeration I have a positive experience, more

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