Chuzzlewit: The third declension always gets to me too

…an ancient scholar read the inscription, which was in Latin; not in English; that would never do. It gave great satisfaction; especially every time there was a good long substantive in the third declension, ablative case, with an adjective to match; at which periods the assembly became very tender, and were much affected.

—Charles Dickens, Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit