Student or Learner
Would you be kind enough to express your opinion about the following two sentences? The former is written by London and the latter- by Dickens.
These visions come out of things and events and books of yesterday and last week.
It lightened, too, for three whole hours; each flash being very bright, and blue, and long.
Thank you for your efforts.
I like the first; it builds up by starting with a nondescript word (things), gets grander and more formal, then ends up with a spot of bathos.