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In 1836, in a pamphlet titled Sunday Under 3 Heads, he defended the people’s right to pleasure, opposing a plan to prohibit games on Sundays. Dickens was perturbed by the return to power of the Tories, whom he described as “individuals whom, politically, I despise and abhor.” He had been tempted to stand for the Liberals in Reading, but decided against it due to economic straits. He wrote 3 anti-Tory verse satires (“The Fine Old English Gentleman”, “The Quack Doctor’s Proclamation”, and “Subjects for Painters”) which had been published in The Examiner. In 1830, Dickens met his first like, Maria...