Mrs. Lirriper's Legacy
Mrs. Lirriper's Legacy in the Extra Christmas Number (1 December 1864) is about the stories of such famous writers as Charles Allston Collins, Rosa Mulholland, Henry Spicer, Amelia Edwards, & Hesba Stretton.
Mrs. Lirriper’s Legacy is one of Charles Dickens’s Christmas stories. It was first published in his All the Year Round magazine’s Extra Christmas Number (12 December 1864). Mrs. Lirriper’s Legacy is a sequel to Mrs Lirriper’s Lodgings. In Mrs Lirriper’s Lodgings, Mrs. Lirriper starts to take in lodgers to make ends meet and also to pay off her drink loving husband’s debts after he perishes in an accident. Mrs Lirriper’s Lodgings describes some of her experiences as a lodge keeper. Her story continues in Mrs. Lirriper’s Legacy.
Ah! It's pleasant to drop into my own easy-chair my dear though a little palpitating what with trotting up-stairs and what with trotting down, and why kitchen stairs should all be corner stairs is for the builders to justify though I do not think they fully understand their trade and never did, else why the sameness and why not more conveniences and fewer draughts and likewise making a practice of laying the plaster on too thick I am well convinced which holds the damp, and as to chimney-pots putting them on by guess-work like hats at a party and no more knowing what their effect will be upon the smoke bless you than I do if so much, except that it will mostly be either to send it down your throat in a straight form or give it a twist before it goes there. And what I says speaking as I find of those new metal chimneys all manner of shapes (there's a row of 'em at Miss Wozenham's lodging-house lower down on the other side of the way) is that they only work your smoke into artificial patterns for you before you swallow it and that I'd quite as soon swallow mine plain, the flavour being the same, not to mention the conceit of putting up signs on the top of your house to show the forms in which you take your smoke into your inside.
CHAPTER I—MRS. LIRRIPER RELATES HOW SHE WENT ON, AND WENT OVER
CHAPTER II—MRS. LIRRIPER RELATES HOW JEMMY TOPPED UP