|| "The Newcomes was first published in twenty-four monthly
parts between October 1853 and August 1855, the final number being, as
was usual, a double issue. It appeared in book form, through its
publishers Bradbury and Evans, in two volumes, the first dated 1854, and
the second 1855. A revised edition, lacking illustration, and with some
passages excised, was published in 1864, a few months after Thackeray's
death. This was the text followed by Anne Thackeray Ritchie for her
Biographical Edition of 1899, and, with a few minor amendments to
punctuation, this is the text reproduced here" (Pascoe 1996:xxiii).
We date the corpus sample using the original 1855 publication date.