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Gabriel Aparta

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Español - Venezuela
Hello everyone, please, from David Copperfield by Dickens:

'"It is not my intention,"' he continued reading on, '"to enter on a detailed list, within the compass of the present epistle (though it is ready elsewhere), of the various malpractices of a minor nature, affecting the individual whom I have denominated Mr. W., to which I have been a tacitly consenting party. My object, when the contest within myself between stipend and no stipend, baker and no baker, existence and non-existence, ceased, was to take advantage of my opportunities to discover and expose the major malpractices committed, to that gentleman's grievous wrong and injury, by—HEEP.

I don't quite get the wording in that final part, please, what is he saying? Something like: to the detriment of that gentleman?

  • Chez

    Senior Member
    English English
    Absolutely right: The practices committed caused 'that gentleman' grievous wrong and injury.
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