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Charles Dickens
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A wailing, rushing sound, which shook the walls an though a giant's hand were on them; then a hoarse roar, as if the sea had risen; then such a whirl and tumult, that the air seemed mad; and then, with a lengthened howl, the waves of wind swept on. Charles Dickens
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Oh, a dainty plant is the ivy green, That creepeth o'er ruins old! Of right choice food are his meals I ween, In his cell so lone and cold... Creeping where no life is seen, A rare old plant is the ivy green. Charles Dickens
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An ancient English Cathedral Tower? How can the ancient Cathedral Tower be here! Charles Dickens
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Umble we are, 'umble we have been, 'umble we shall ever be. Charles Dickens
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And how did little Tim behave?" asked Mrs Cratchit, when she had rallied Bob on his credulity and Bob had hugged his daughter to his heart's content. "As good as gold," said Bob, "and better. Somehow he gets thoughtful, sitting by himself so much, and thinks the strangest things you ever heard. He told me, coming home, that he hoped the people saw him in the church, because he was a cripple, and it might be pleasant to them to remember upon Christmas Day, who made lame beggars walk, and blind men see. Charles Dickens
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When you drink of the water, don't forget the spring from which it flows. Charles Dickens
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... the woman who grows up with the idea that she is simply to be an amiable animal, to be caressed and coaxed, is invariably a bitterly disappointed woman. A game of chess will cure such a conceit forever. The woman that knows the most, thinks the most, feels the most, is the most. Intellectual affection is the only lasting love. Love that has a game of chess in it can checkmate any man and solve the problem of life. Charles Dickens
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As I never saw my father or my mother, and never saw any likeness of either of them (for their days were long before the days of photographs), my first fancies regarding what they were like, were unreasonably derived from their tombstones. The shape of the letters on my father's, gave me an odd idea that he was a square, stout, dark man, with curly black hair. From the character and turn of the inscription, "Also Georgiana Wife of the Above", I drew a childish conclusion that my mother was freckled and sickly. Charles Dickens
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What greater gift than the love of a cat? Charles Dickens
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A mob is usually a creature of very mysterious existence, particularly in a large city. Where it comes from, or whither it goes, few men can tell. Assembling and dispersing with equal suddenness, it is as difficult to follow to its various sources as the sea itself; nor does the parallel stop here, for the ocean is not more fickle and uncertain, more terrible when roused, more unreasonable or more cruel. Charles Dickens
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There is probably a smell of roasted chestnuts and other good comfortable things all the time, for we are telling Winter Stories - Ghost Stories, or more shame for us - round the Christmas fire; and we have never stirred, except to draw a little nearer to it. Charles Dickens
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The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again. Charles Dickens
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Bring in the bottled lightning, a clean tumbler, and a corkscrew. Charles Dickens
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Any man may be in good spirits and good temper when he's well dressed. There ain't much credit in that. Charles Dickens
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To conceal anything from those to whom I am attached, is not in my nature. I can never close my lips where I have opened my heart. Charles Dickens
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It opens the lungs, washes the countenance, exercises the eyes, and softens down the temper; so cry away. Charles Dickens
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When a man bleeds inwardly, it is a dangerous thing for himself; but when he laughs inwardly, it bodes no good to other people. Charles Dickens
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He would make a lovely corpse. Charles Dickens
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Subdue your appetites, my dears, and you've conquered human nature. Charles Dickens
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That sort of half sigh, which, accompanied by two or three slight nods of the head, is pity's small change in general society. Charles Dickens
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There are not a few among the disciples of charity who require, in their vocation, scarcely less excitement than the votaries of pleasure in theirs. Charles Dickens
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Most men are individuals no longer so far as their business, its activities, or its moralities are concerned. They are not units but fractions. Charles Dickens
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Let us be moral. Let us contemplate existence. 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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Little Red Riding Hood was my first love. I felt that if I could have married Little Red Riding Hood, I should have known perfect bliss. Charles Dickens
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Mr Jarndyce, and prevented his going any farther, when he had remarked that there were two classes of charitable people: one, the people who did a little and made a great deal of noise; the other, the people who did a great deal and made no noise at all. Charles Dickens
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?And yet I have had the weakness, and have still the weakness, to wish you to know with what a sudden mastery you kindled me, heap of ashes that I am, into fire. Charles Dickens
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Are you thankful for not being young?' 'Yes, sir. If I was young, it would all have to be gone through again, and the end would be a weary way off, don't you see?... Charles Dickens
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Christmas is a time in which, of all times in the year, the memory of every remediable sorrow, wrong, and trouble in the world around us, should be active with us, not less than our own experiences, for all good. Charles Dickens
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A dream, all a dream, that ends in nothing, and leaves the sleeper where he lay down, but I wish you to know that you inspired it. Charles Dickens
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Cheerfulness and contentment are great beautifiers, and are famous preservers of good looks. Charles Dickens
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There are some upon this earth of yours,' returned the Spirit, 'who lay claim to know us, and who do their deeds of passion, pride, ill-will, hatred, envy, bigotry, and selfishness in our name; who are as strange to us and all our kith and kin, as if they had never lived. Remember that, and charge their doings on themselves, not us. Charles Dickens
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External heat and cold had little influence on Scrooge. No warmth could warm, no wintry weather chill him. No wind that blew was bitterer than he, no falling snow was more intent upon its purpose, no pelting rain less open to entreaty. Charles Dickens
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Yes. He is quite a good fellow - nobody's enemy but his own. Charles Dickens
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But you were always a good man of business, Jacob,' faltered Scrooge, who now began to apply this to himself. Business!' cried the Ghost, wringing its hands again. "Mankind was my business; charity, mercy, forbearance, and benevolence, were, all, my business. The deals of my trade were but a drop of water in the comprehensive ocean of my business! Charles Dickens
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At last, however, he began to think - as you or I would have thought at first; for it is always the person not in the predicament who knows what ought to have been done in it, and would unquestionably have done it too . . . Charles Dickens
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Virtue shows quite as well in rags and patches as she does in purple and fine linen. Charles Dickens
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Drive him fast to his tomb. This, from Jacques. Charles Dickens
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Home is a name, a word, it is a strong one.... Charles Dickens
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The secret was such an old one now, had so grown into me and become a part of myself, that I could not tear it away. Charles Dickens
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He lived in chambers that had once belonged to his deceased partner. They were a gloomy suite of rooms, in a lowering pile of building up a yard, where it had so little business to be, that one could scarcely help fancying it must have run there when it was a young house, playing at hide-and-seek with other houses, and forgotten the way out again. Charles Dickens
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I am what you designed me to be.I am your blade. You cannot now complain if you also feel the hurt Charles Dickens
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My dear if you could give me a cup of tea to clear my muddle of a head I should better understand your affairs. Charles Dickens
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The one great principle of the English law is, to make business for itself. There is no other principle distinctly, certainly, and consistently maintained through all its narrow turnings. Viewed by this light it becomes a coherent scheme, and not the monstrous maze the laity are apt to think it. Let them but once clearly perceive that its grand principle is to make business for itself at their expense, and surely they will cease to grumble. Charles Dickens
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A very little key will open a very heavy door. Charles Dickens
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They don't mind it: its a reg'lar holiday to them - all porter and skittles. Charles Dickens
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When I have come to you, at last (as I have always done), I have come to peace and happiness. I come home, now, like a tired traveller, and find such a blessed sense of rest! Charles Dickens
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What are the odds so long as the fire of the soul is kindled at the taper of conviviality, and the wing of friendship never molts a feather? Charles Dickens
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Stephen Blackpool fall into the loneliest of lives, the life of solitude among a familiar crowd. The stranger in the land who looks into ten thousand faces for some answering look and never finds it, is in cheering society as compared with him who passes ten averted faces daily, that were once the countenances of friends Charles Dickens
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I loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be. Charles Dickens
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There seems a magic in the very name of Christmas. Charles Dickens
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The two stand in the fast-thinning throng of victims, but they speak as if they were alone. Eye to eye, voice to voice, hand to hand, heart to heart, these two children of the Universal Mother, else so wide apart and differing, have come together on the dark highway, to repair home together and to rest in her bosom. Charles Dickens
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A display of indifference to all the actions and passions of mankind was not supposed to be such a distinguished quality at that time, I think, as I have observed it to be considered since. I have known it very fashionable indeed. I have seen it displayed with such success, that I have encountered some fine ladies and gentlemen who might as well have been born caterpillars. Charles Dickens
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and it was not until I began to think, that I began fully to know how wrecked I was, and how the ship in which I had sailed was gone to pieces. Charles Dickens
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Hallo! A great deal of steam! the pudding was out of the copper. A smell like a washing-day! That was the cloth. A smell like an eating-house and a pastrycook's next door to each other, with a laundress's next door to that. That was the pudding. Charles Dickens
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Mr. Augustus Minns was a bachelor, of about forty as he said - of about eight-and-forty as his friends said. He was always exceedingly clean, precise, and tidy: perhaps somewhat priggish, and the most retiring man in the world. Charles Dickens
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O let us love our occupations, Bless the squire and his relations, Live upon our daily rations, And always know our proper stations. Charles Dickens
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Minerva House... was a finishing establishment for young ladies, where some twenty girls of the ages from thirteen to nineteen inclusive, acquired a smattering of everything and a knowledge of nothing. Charles Dickens
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That vague kind of penitence which holidays awaken next morning. Charles Dickens
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Did you ever taste beer? I had a sip of it once, said the small servant. Here's a state of things! cried Mr Swiveller, raising his eyes to the ceiling. She never tasted it - it can't be tasted in a sip! Charles Dickens
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Pip, dear old chap, life is made of ever so many partings welded together... Charles Dickens
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I want to be something so much worthier than the doll in the doll's house. Charles Dickens
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Long before we saw the sea, its spray was on our lips, and showered salt rain upon us. 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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