What's interesting, this source has one more meaning of "along of":
b. in company with: You come along of me to the store.
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Would you be kind enough to give me your considered opinion concerning the interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentences?
”I have never such luck, really,” exclaimed coquettish Miss Price after another hand or two. “It’s all along of you, Mr. Nickleby, I think.” (Ch. Dickens, “Nicholas Nickleby)
“No, not I,” said Silver. “Flint was captain; I was quartermaster along of my timber leg.” (R. I. Stevenson, “Treasure Island”)
along of = because of, thanks to, owing to