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The beer has reminded me that I forgot.

Background. “The beer has reminded me that I forgot.” is a quotation taken from The Pickwick Papers (Chapter 48). The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, more commonly now known as simply The Pickwick Papers was Charles Dickens‘s first novel, published between 1836 and 1837.   Context. Quotation by Ben Allen who is talking to Bob […]

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Poetry’s unnat’ral; no man ever talked poetry ‘cept a beadle on boxin’-day, or Warren’s blackin’, or Rowland’s oil, or some of them low fellows; never you let yourself down to talk poetry.

Background. “Poetry’s unnat’ral; no man ever talked poetry ‘cept a beadle on boxin’-day, or Warren’s blackin’, or Rowland’s oil, or some of them low fellows; never you let yourself down to talk poetry.” is a quotation taken from The Pickwick Papers (Chapter 33). The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, more commonly now known as […]

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Such are the narrow views of those philosophers who, content with examining the things that lie before them, look not to the truths which are hidden beyond.

Background. “Such are the narrow views of those philosophers who, content with examining the things that lie before them, look not to the truths which are hidden beyond.” is a quotation taken from The Pickwick Papers (Chapter 2). The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, more commonly now known as simply The Pickwick Papers was Charles […]

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Poetry makes life what light and music do the stage.

Background. “Poetry makes life what light and music do the stage.” is a quotation taken from The Pickwick Papers (Chapter 3). The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, more commonly now known as simply The Pickwick Papers was Charles Dickens‘s first novel, published between 1836 and 1837.   Context. Taken from the following passage in Chapter […]

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I am ruminating on the strange mutability of human affairs.

Background. “I am ruminating on the strange mutability of human affairs.” is a quotation taken from The Pickwick Papers (Chapter 2). The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, more commonly now known as simply The Pickwick Papers was Charles Dickens‘s first novel, published between 1836 and 1837.   Context. Taken from the following passage in Chapter […]

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Tongue—, well that’s a wery good thing when it ain’t a woman’s.

Background. “Tongue—, well that’s a wery good thing when it ain’t a woman’s.” is a quotation taken from The Pickwick Papers (Chapter 19). The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, more commonly now known as simply The Pickwick Papers was Charles Dickens‘s first novel, published between 1836 and 1837.   Context. Quotation said by the character […]

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It wasn’t the wine, it was the salmon.

Background. “It wasn’t the wine, it was the salmon.” is a quotation taken from The Pickwick Papers (Chapter 8). The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, more commonly now known as simply The Pickwick Papers was Charles Dickens‘s first novel, published between 1836 and 1837.   Context. Quotation said by the character Augustus Snodgrass. Taken from the […]

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Avay vith melincholly, as the little boy said ven his schoolmissus died.

Background. “Avay vith melincholly, as the little boy said ven his schoolmissus died.” is a quotation taken from The Pickwick Papers (Chapter 44). The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, more commonly now known as simply The Pickwick Papers was Charles Dickens‘s first novel, published between 1836 and 1837.   Context. Taken from the following passage […]

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A lady of what is commonly called an uncertain temper—a phrase which being interpreted signifies a temper tolerably certain to make everybody more or less uncomfortable.

Background. “A lady of what is commonly called an uncertain temper—a phrase which being interpreted signifies a temper tolerably certain to make everybody more or less uncomfortable.” is a quotation from Barnaby Rudge (Chapter 7). Barnaby Rudge was the fifth novel from Charles Dickens, first published in 1841. It is the first of Dickens’s two […]

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