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Examples of Strange-it
You are making love to me in the fashion of a brigand, rather than a nineteenth-century Frenchman of good standing,-and I-I have to defend myself against you also brigand-wise, by showing you that I have armed servants within call!
Do you not realize what folly you are talking?
It is a relief to me to know that he and his strange yacht have gone!
I am afraid of him-terribly afraid!
After he had enjoyed his own Pecksniff, tasting him with the "strenuous tongue" of Keats's voluptuary bursting "joy's grapes against his palate fine," Dickens most unfairly gives himself the other and incompatible joy of grasping his Pecksniff in the third dimension, seizes him "in the round," horsewhips him out of all keeping, and finally kicks him out of a splendid art of fiction into a sorry art of "poetical justice," a Pecksniff not only defeated but undone.
Truly, Humour talks in his own language, nay, his own dialect, whereas Passion and Pity speak the universal tongue.