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Charles Dickens
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I wants to make your flesh creep. Charles Dickens
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She knows wot's wot, she does. Charles Dickens
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Bah,' said Scrooge. 'Humbug! Charles Dickens
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I am the Ghost of Christmas Past.' 'Long Past?' inquired Scrooge.... 'No. Your past. Charles Dickens
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I am the Ghost of Christmas Present,' said the Spirit. 'Look upon me! Charles Dickens
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A long pull, and a strong pull, and a pull altogether. Charles Dickens
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He was wise enough to know that nothing ever happened on this globe, for good, at which some people did not have their fill of laughter in the outset Charles Dickens
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I don't know what to do!" cried Scrooge, laughing and crying in the same breath; and making a perfect Laocoon of himself with his stockings. "I am as light as a feather, I am as happy as an angel, I am as merry as a school-boy. I am as giddy as a drunken man. A merry Christmas to every-body! A happy New Year to all the world! Hallo here! Whoop! Hallo! Charles Dickens
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The world belongs to those who set out to conquer it armed with self confidence and good humour. Charles Dickens
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Mr. and Mrs. Veneering were bran-new people in a bran-new house in a bran-new quarter of London. Everything about the Veneerings was spick-and-span new. All their furniture was new, all their friends were new, all their servants were new... Charles Dickens
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I pity his ignorance and despise him. Charles Dickens
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A literary man - with a wooden leg. Charles Dickens
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We've got a private master comes to teach us at home, but we ain't proud, because ma says it's sinful. Charles Dickens
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I am a demd villain!... I will fill my pockets with change for a sovereign in half-pence and drown myself in the Thames... who for her sake will become a demd, damp, moist, unpleasant body! Charles Dickens
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He had but one eye and the popular prejudice runs in favour of two. Charles Dickens
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Orses and dorgs is some men's fancy. They're wittles and drink to me. Charles Dickens
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Can I unmoved see thee dying On a log, Expiring frog! Charles Dickens
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Which fiddle-strings is weakness to expredge my nerves this night! Charles Dickens
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The man who knows only one subject is almost as tiresome as the man who knows no subject. Charles Dickens
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A man in public life expects to be sneered at - it is the fault of his elewated sitiwation, and not of himself. Charles Dickens
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Mr Weller's knowledge of London was extensive and peculiar. Charles Dickens
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Grief never mended no broken bones, and as good people's wery scarce, what I says is, make the most on 'em. Charles Dickens
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Charity begins at home, and justice begins next door. Charles Dickens
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Whatever I have tried to do in life, I have tried with all my heart to do it well; whatever I have devoted myself to, I have devoted myself completely; in great aims and in small I have always thoroughly been in earnest. Charles Dickens
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Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many - not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. Charles Dickens
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Moths, and all sorts of ugly creatures, hover about a lighted candle. Can the candle help it? Charles Dickens
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I must be taken as I have been made. The success is not mine, the failure is not mine, but the two together make me. Charles Dickens
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Women can always put things in fewest words. Except when it's blowing up; and then they lengthens it out. Charles Dickens
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Happiness is a gift and the trick is not to expect it, but to delight in it when it comes. Charles Dickens
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I know that she deserves the best and purest love the heart of man can offer," said Mrs. Maylie; "I know that the devotion and affection of her nature require no ordinary return, but one that shall be deep and lasting. Charles Dickens
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Never," said my aunt, "be mean in anything; never be false; never be cruel. Avoid those three vices, Trot, and I can always be hopeful of you. Charles Dickens
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Every traveler has a home of his own, and he learns to appreciate it the more from his wandering. Charles Dickens
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There are only two styles of portrait painting; the serious and the smirk. Charles Dickens
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Cows are my passion. What I have ever sighed for has been to retreat to a Swiss farm, and live entirely surrounded by cows - and china. Charles Dickens
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Although a skillful flatterer is a most delightful companion if you have him all to yourself, his taste becomes very doubtful when he takes to complimenting other people. Charles Dickens
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I have known a vast quantity of nonsense talked about bad men not looking you in the face. Don't trust that conventional idea. Dishonesty will stare honesty out of countenance any day in the week, if there is anything to be got by it. Charles Dickens
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'Do you spell it with a 'V' or a 'W'?' inquired the judge. 'That depends upon the taste and fancy of the speller, my Lord'. Charles Dickens
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In the little world in which children have their existence, whosoever brings them up, there is nothing so finely perceived and so finely felt, as injustice. Charles Dickens
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He had but one eye and the pocket of prejudice runs in favor of two. Charles Dickens
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My daughter, there are times of moral danger when the hardest virtuous resolution to form is flight, and when the most heroic bravery is flight. Charles Dickens
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The talker has found a hearer but not a listener; and though he may talk his very best for his own sake, you will find that his mental movements are erratic: they have no fixed centre and no definite object. His talk is like the water of a canal whose banks have given way, which rolls aimlessly hither and thither, without fulfilling any useful function, though it is the same water which was so helpful and serviceable, when it was confined within clearly marked limits by the restraining force of its earthy boundaries. Charles Dickens
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Facts alone are wanted in life. Plant nothing else, and root out everything else. Charles Dickens
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A smattering of everything, and a knowledge of nothing. Charles Dickens
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A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other. A solemn consideration, when I enter a great city by night, that every one of those darkly clustered houses encloses its own secret; that every room in every one of them encloses its own secret; that every beating heart in the hundreds of thousands of breasts there, is, in some of its imaginings, a secret to the heart nearest it! Charles Dickens
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God bless us, every one! Charles Dickens
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Mrs Joe was a very clean housekeeper, but had an exquisite art of making her clenliness more umcomfortable and unacceptable than dirt itself. Cleanliness is next to godliness, and some people do the same by their religion. Charles Dickens
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There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor. Charles Dickens
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Her contempt for me was so strong, that it became infectious, and I caught it. Charles Dickens
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You fear the world too much,' she answered gently. 'All your other hopes have merged into the hope of being beyond the chance of its sordid reproach. I have seen your nobler aspirations fall off, one by one, until the master passion, Gain, engrosses you. Have I not? Charles Dickens
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Trifles make the sum of life. Charles Dickens
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And what an example of the power of dress young Oliver Twist was! Wrapped in the blanket which had hitherto formed his only covering, he might have been the child of a nobleman or a beggar;-it would have been hard for the haughtiest stranger to have fixed his station in society. But now he was enveloped in the old calico robes, that had grown yellow in the same service; he was badged and ticketed, and fell into his place at once-a parish child-the orphan of a workhouse-the humble, half-starved drudge-to be cuffed and buffeted through the world, despised by all, and pitied by none. Charles Dickens
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Let me feel now what sharp distress I may. Charles Dickens
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Darkness is cheap, and Scrooge liked it. Charles Dickens
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"Ay," said the Captain, reverentially; "it's a almighty element. There's wonders in the deep, my pretty. Think on it when the winds is roaring and the waves is rowling. Think on it when the stormy nights is so pitch dark," said the Captain, solemnly holding up his hook, "as you can't see your hand afore you, excepting when the wiwid lightning reweals the same; and when you drive, drive, drive through the storm and dark, as if you was a driving, head on, to the world without end." Charles Dickens
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It was a good thing to have a couple of thousand people all rigid and frozen together, in the palm of one's hand. Charles Dickens
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Day was breaking at Plashwater Weir Mill Lock. Stars were yet visible, but there was dull light in the east that was not the light of night. The moon had gone down, and a mist crept along the banks of the river, seen through which the trees were the ghosts of trees, and the water was the ghost of water. This earth looked spectral, and so did the pale stars: while the cold eastern glare, expressionless as to heat or colour, with the eye of the firmament quenched, might have been likened to the stare of the dead. Charles Dickens
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Out upon merry Christmas! What's Christmas time to you but a time for paying bills without money; a time for finding yourself a year older, but not an hour richer...? If I could work my will," said Scrooge indignantly, "every idiot who goes about with 'Merry Christmas' upon his lips should be boiled with his won pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart. He should! Charles Dickens
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My imagination would never have served me as it has, but for the habit of commonplace, humble, patient, daily, toiling, drudging attention Charles Dickens
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The New Testament is the very best book that ever was or ever will be known in the world. Charles Dickens
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The coffee was boiling over a charcoal fire, and large slices of bread and butter were piled one upon the other like deals in a lumber yard. Charles Dickens
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It was darkly rumoured that the butler, regarding him with favour such as that stern man had never shown before to mortal boy, had sometimes mingled porter with his table beer to make him strong. Charles Dickens
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Circumstances beyond my individual control. Charles Dickens
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To see the butcher slap the steak before he laid it on the block, and give his knife a sharpening, was to forget breakfast instantly. It was agreeable too - it really was - to see him cut it off so smooth and juicy. There was nothing savage in the act, although the knife was large and keen; it was a piece of art, high art; there was delicacy of touch, clearness of tone, skilful handling of the subject, fine shading. It was the triumph of mind over matter; quite. Charles Dickens
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The sky was dark and gloomy, the air was damp and raw, the streets were wet and sloppy. The smoke hung sluggishly above the chimney-tops as if it lacked the courage to rise, and the rain came slowly and doggedly down, as if it had not even the spirit to pour. Charles Dickens
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I think it impossible, utterly impossible, for any Englishman to live here [in America], and be happy. Charles Dickens
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Judiciously show a cat milk, if you wish her to thirst for it. Judiciously show a dog his natural prey, if you wish him to bring it down one day. Charles Dickens
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There might be some credit in being jolly. Charles Dickens
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Prowling about the rooms, sitting down, getting up, stirring the fire, looking out the window, teasing my hair, sitting down to write, writing nothing, writing something and tearing it up... Charles Dickens
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There is nothing truer than physiognomy, taken in connection with manner. Charles Dickens
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You hear, Eugene?' said Lightwood over his shoulder. 'You are deeply interested in lime.' 'Without lime,' returned that unmoved barrister at law, 'my existence would be unilluminated by a ray of hope. Charles Dickens
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