Marshalsea

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Marshalsea

ancient London prison, long used for incarcerating debtors. [Br. Hist.: Benét, 640]
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There she is, the epitome of neatness, in the squalid atmosphere of the Marshalsea prison making order and making her father comfortable and sweeping and cleaning and tidying all the time," said Slater.
A victim of her own father's debt, Little Dorrit has spent most of her young life holed up in Marshalsea Prison.
declares Mr Dorrit tonight as he prepares to leave Marshalsea prison in triumph.
His quest to solve the mystery of his father's dying words ("Put it right, Arthur") and discover what lies behind his mother's uncharacteristic act of charileads him to the Marshalsea prison for debt, where Amy lives with her father William (Courtenay).