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It’s about a will and the trusts under a will—or it was once. It’s about nothing but costs now.

Background. "It’s about a will and the trusts under a will—or it was once. It’s about nothing but costs now." is a quotation from Bleak House (Chapter 8). 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.   Context. Quotation said by the character John Jarndyce, talking to Esther. Mr. Jarndyce is guardian to Richard, Ada, and Esther, and owner of Bleak House. Jarndyce [...]

2018-11-01T11:19:48+00:00Categories: Bleak House|Tags: , |

Constancy in love is a good thing, but it means nothing, and is nothing, without constancy in every kind of effort.

Background. "Constancy in love is a good thing, but it means nothing, and is nothing, without constancy in every kind of effort." is a quotation from Bleak House (Chapter 13). 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.   Context. Quotation said by the character John Jarndyce, talking to his ward, Richard.  Taken from the following passage in Chapter 13 (Esther’s Narrative) of Bleak House: [...]

2018-11-02T11:47:59+00:00Categories: Bleak House|Tags: , |

She also had upon her face and arms the marks of ill usage. She had no kind of grace about her, but the grace of sympathy.

Background. "She also had upon her face and arms the marks of ill usage. She had no kind of grace about her, but the grace of sympathy." is a quotation from Bleak House (Chapter 8). 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.   Context. Observation by the character Esther Summerson, acting as narrator in this part of Bleak House. In Chapter 8  of Bleak [...]

2018-11-01T11:26:58+00:00Categories: Bleak House|Tags: |

She covered her discoloured eye with her hand, as though she wished to separate any association with noise and violence and ill treatment from the poor little child.

Background. "She covered her discoloured eye with her hand, as though she wished to separate any association with noise and violence and ill treatment from the poor little child." is a quotation from Bleak House (Chapter 8). 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.   Context. Observation by the character Esther Summerson, acting as narrator in this part of Bleak House. In Chapter [...]

2018-10-31T14:31:49+00:00Categories: Bleak House|Tags: |

I am a School lady, I am a Visiting lady, I am a Reading lady, I am a Distributing lady; I am on the local Linen Box Committee and many general committees; and my canvassing alone is very extensive—perhaps no one’s more so.

Background. "I am a School lady, I am a Visiting lady, I am a Reading lady, I am a Distributing lady; I am on the local Linen Box Committee and many general committees; and my canvassing alone is very extensive—perhaps no one's more so." is a quotation from Bleak House (Chapter 8). 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.   Context. Quotation [...]

2018-10-30T11:35:22+00:00Categories: Bleak House|Tags: , , |

The Chancellor will have something to say about it; the satellites will have something to say about it; they will all have to be handsomely feed, all round, about it; the whole thing will be vastly ceremonious, wordy, unsatisfactory, and expensive, and I call it, in general, wiglomeration.

Background. "The Chancellor will have something to say about it; the satellites will have something to say about it; they will all have to be handsomely feed, all round, about it; the whole thing will be vastly ceremonious, wordy, unsatisfactory, and expensive, and I call it, in general, wiglomeration." is a quotation from Bleak House (Chapter 8). Bleak House was the ninth novel by Charles Dickens, intended to illustrate the evils caused by long, drawn-out legal cases in the Court [...]

2018-10-30T11:25:30+00:00Categories: Bleak House|Tags: , |

From that hour I felt quite easy with him, quite unreserved, quite content to know no more, quite happy.

Background. "From that hour I felt quite easy with him, quite unreserved, quite content to know no more, quite happy." is a quotation from Bleak House (Chapter 8). 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.   Context. Quote by the character Esther Summerson during her narrative in Bleak House. Esther is speaking about John Jarndyce,. Mr. Jarndyce is guardian to Richard, Ada, [...]

2018-10-30T07:16:47+00:00Categories: Bleak House|Tags: |

The lawyers have twisted it into such a state of bedevilment that the original merits of the case have long disappeared from the face of the earth.

Background. "The lawyers have twisted it into such a state of bedevilment that the original merits of the case have long disappeared from the face of the earth." is a quotation from Bleak House (Chapter 8). 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.   Context. Quotation said by the character John Jarndyce, talking to Esther. Mr. Jarndyce is guardian to Richard, Ada, [...]

2018-11-01T11:08:50+00:00Categories: Bleak House|Tags: , |

Through years and years, and lives and lives, everything goes on, constantly beginning over and over again, and nothing ever ends.

Background. "Through years and years, and lives and lives, everything goes on, constantly beginning over and over again, and nothing ever ends." is a quotation from Bleak House (Chapter 8). 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.   Context. Quotation said by the character John Jarndyce, talking to Esther. Mr. Jarndyce is guardian to Richard, Ada, and Esther, and owner of Bleak [...]

2018-10-29T13:28:13+00:00Categories: Bleak House|Tags: , , |

This, you must know, is the growlery. When I am out of humour, I come and growl here.

Background. "This, you must know, is the growlery. When I am out of humour, I come and growl here." is a quotation from Bleak House (Chapter 8). 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.   Context. Quotation said by the character John Jarndyce, talking to Esther. Mr. Jarndyce is guardian to Richard, Ada, and Esther, and owner of Bleak House. Jarndyce, frustrated [...]

2018-10-31T10:54:40+00:00Categories: Bleak House|Tags: , |
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