In Chapter IX ("I Have a Memorable Birthday") of David Copperfield a Mr. Omer ("Draper, Tailor, Haberdasher, Funeral Furnisher, &c.") makes a deep observation as he measures a recently-bereaved young David for mourning clothes:

'But fashions are like human beings. They come in, nobody knows when, why, or how; and they go out, nobody knows when, why, or how. Everything is like life, in my opinion, if you look at it in that point of view.'

TopicLiterature - TopicLife - 2006-05-31

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