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MARTIN CHUZZLEWIT, No. 2. We resume our extracts from this amusing budget of the gaities and gravities of the author. Have not our readers seen some where the prototype of THE TWO MISS PECKSNIFFS. Oh, the two Miss Pecksniffs 1 Oh, the serene expres- sion on the face of charity, which seemed to say, I know that all my family have injured me beyond the possibility of reparation, but I forgive them, for it is my duty so to do And, oh, the gay simplicity of mercy so charming, inno- cent, and infant-like, that if she had gone out walking by herself, and it hqj. been a little earlier in the season, the robin-redbreaets might have covered her with leaves against her will, believing her to he one of the sweet children in the wood, come out of it, and issuing once more to look for blackberries in the young freshness of her heart! What words can paint the Pecksniffs in that trying hour 1 Oh, none for words have naughty company among them, and the Pecksniffs were all goodness." Here is a grouping in the author's happiest touch of humourous exaggeration as illustrated in the family of ALL THE CHUZZLEWITS. There were Anthony Chuzzlewit, and his son Jonas: the face of the old man so sharpened by the wariness and cunning of his life, that it seemed to cut him a passage through the crowded room, as he edged away behind the remotest chairs while the son had so well profited by the precept and example of the father that he looked a year cr two the elder of the twain, as they stood winking their red eyes, side by side, and whispering to each other, softly. Then there was the widow of a deceased brother of Mr. Martin Chuzzlewit, who being almost supernaturally dis- agreeable, and having a dreary face and a bony figure, and a masculine voice, was, right of these qualities, what is menly called a strong minded woman; and who, if she could, would establish her name to the title, and have shown herself, mentally speaking, a perfect Sampson, by shutting fcp her brother-in-law in a private madhouse, until he proved his complete sanity by loving her very much. Be- side her sat her spinster daughters, three in number, and of gentlemanly deportment, who had so mortified themselves with tight stays, that their tempers were reduced to some- thing less than their waists, and sharp lacing was expressed in their very noses. Then there was a young gentleman, grand-nephew of Mr. Martin Chuzzlewit, very dark and very hairy, and apparently born for no particular purpose but to save looking-glasses the trouble of reflecting more than just the first idea and sketchy notion of a face, which had never been carried out. Then there was a solitary female cousin who was remarkable for nothing but being very deaf, and living by herself, and always having the tooth-ache. Then there was George Chuzzlewit, a gay bachelor cousin, who claimed to be young but had been younger, and was inclined to corpulency, and rather over- fed himself: to that extent, indeed, that his eyes were strained in their sockets, as if with constant surprise and he had such an obvious disposition to pimples, that the bright spots on his cravat, the rich pattern on his waistcoat, and even his glittering trinkets, seemed to have broken out upon him, md NOT to have come into existence comfortably." 4: