Boz  (boz ), Sketches by.—By Charles Dickens. They were the first of their class. Dickens was the first to unite the delicately playful thread of Charles Lamb's street musings—half experiences, half bookish fantasies—with the vigorous wit and humor and observation of Goldsmith's Citizen of the World, his Indigent Philosopher, and Man in Black, and twine them together in the golden cord of essay, which combines literature with philosophy, humor with morality, amusement with instruction. The most powerful and popular of the sketches are probably those entitled, A Visit to NewgateThe Drunkard's DeathElection for BeadleGreenwich Fair, and Miss Evans at the Eagle.