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Reading Dickens with delight is evidence that we are all blessed by God.

In 1843, Charles Dickens wrote “A Christmas Carol”. His manuscript is on display at the Morgan Library & Museum in New York City. Dickens’ joy in the English language is catnip to anyone who savors the written word. You can make a party of “A Christmas Carol,” which begs to be read aloud, as Dickens himself did. Or you can flip through the entire thing online, in all its scrawled-over glory. Scrooge’s icy benediction to the hapless poor is my all-time favorite.