Martin Chuzzlewit.

With affection beaming in one eye, and calculation shining out of the other.

Background. “With affection beaming in one eye, and calculation shining out of the other.” is a quotation from Martin Chuzzlewit (Chapter 8). Martin Chuzzlewit, is the sixth novel by Charles Dickens originally published between 1843 and 1844.     Context. Taken from the following passage in Chapter 8 of the novel Martin Chuzzlewit: ‘Dear girls!’ said Mrs […]

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There is a box of barristers on their right hand; there is an enclosure of insolvent debtors on their left; and there is an inclined plane of most especially dirty faces in their front.

Background. “There is a box of barristers on their right hand; there is an enclosure of insolvent debtors on their left; and there is an inclined plane of most especially dirty faces in their front.” is a quotation taken from The Pickwick Papers (Chapter 43). The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, more commonly now […]

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You are to be in all things regulated and governed by fact.

Background. “You are to be in all things regulated and governed by fact.” is a quotation from Hard Times (Book 1, Chapter 2). Hard Times – For These Times (more commonly now known as Hard Times) is the tenth novel by Charles Dickens, first published in 1854.   Context. Taken from the following passage in […]

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I expect a judgment. Shortly.

Background. “I expect a judgment. Shortly.” is a quotation from Bleak House (Chapter 3). Bleak House was the ninth novel by Charles Dickens, intended to illustrate the evils caused by long, drawn-out legal cases in the Court of Chancery.   Have Your Say. Give your view on “I expect a judgment. Shortly.” with a rating and […]

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