Every weekend I participate in David Abrams’s “#SundaySentence” project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, “out of context and without commentary.”

“He’d make a lovely corpse.”

Source: Mrs. Gamp, a character in Charles Dickens’s Martin Chuzzlewit, as quoted by Ron Charles in his weekly Washington Post newsletter.

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