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infant phenomena


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A term widely employed for child actors and actresses, facetiously adopted by Dickens to describe his first-born son (to Lover, 6 December 1837), and most memorably applied to Ninetta Crummles, the daughter of Dickens's strolling actor-manager in Nicholas Nickleby.

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