Most of the people I know would do far better to leave marriage alone. It is at the bottom of three fourths of their troubles.

Background.

Bleak House

itemMost of the people I know would do far better to leave marriage alone. It is at the bottom of three fourths of their troubles.” is a quotation from Bleak House (Chapter 41).

item 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.

item This quotation is said by Mr. Tulkinghorn. Tulkinghorn is Sir Leicester Deadlock’s scheming and manipulative lawyer.

item Taken from the following passage in Chapter 41 of Bleak House:

“My experience teaches me,” says Mr. Tulkinghorn, who has by this time got his hands in his pockets and is going on in his business consideration of the matter like a machine. “My experience teaches me, Lady Dedlock, that most of the people I know would do far better to leave marriage alone. It is at the bottom of three fourths of their troubles. So I thought when Sir Leicester married, and so I always have thought since. No more about that. I must now be guided by circumstances. In the meanwhile I must beg you to keep your own counsel, and I will keep mine.”

 

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