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The Articles of War are (and were, since before Dickens's time) the official regulations defining the scope of military and naval discipline in the UK. They were read on ceremonial occasions and on occasions when a commander felt that discipline was lax. To "read the Articles of War" was the martial equivalent of "reading the riot act". In this passage,...


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First of all, I doubt that Carton was going there to support Darnay. Although Darnay and Lucie treat him like family, Carton still feels inadequate in the presence of Darnay. As he states in Chapter 20, "The Plea", But I do, and you must take my word for it. Well! If you could endure to have such a worthless fellow, and a fellow of such indifferent ...


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