At about mid-day, we set out for the office of Messrs Spenlow and Jorkins, in Doctors' Commons.
A few dull courts and narrow ways brought us to the sky-lighted offices of Spenlow and Jorkins; in the vestibule of which temple, accessible to pilgrims without the ceremony of knocking, three or four clerks were at work as copyists.
Jorkins has his opinions on these subjects, and I am bound to respect Mr.
I was quite dismayed by the idea of this terrible Jorkins. But I found out afterwards that he was a mild man of a heavy temperament, whose place in the business was to keep himself in the background, and be constantly exhibited by name as the most obdurate and ruthless of men.
Spenlow that I had seen enough for that time, and we rejoined my aunt; in company with whom I presently departed from the Commons, feeling very young when I went out of Spenlow and Jorkins's, on account of the clerks poking one another with their pens to point me out.
As he tells them what happened, "he could see Cedric emerging, see the old man, Bertha Jorkins
' (120)--I have a terribly exacting Archbishop of York.
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This is not to say that the series does not contain a great deal about British culture and British perceptions of otherness (especially when it comes to the Triwizard Tournament, dragons in Romania, Bertha Jorkins
disappearing in Albania, Professor Quirrell also travelling there, the East European headmaster, Karkaroff, presented as a former supporter of Voldemort, and so on).
Francis Spenlow, a partner in the London firm of Spenlow and Jorkins, proctors, in which David Copperfield becomes an articled clerk.
Tiffey, an elderly, withered-looking clerk employed by Spenlow and Jorkins.
Crupp, David Copperfield's landlady while he is an articled clerk in the firm of Spenlow and Jorkins. She suffers from "the spazzums" and takes quantities of peppermint for this strange disorder.