Fred

I’ll keep my Christmas humour to the last.

Background. "I’ll keep my Christmas humour to the last." is a quotation from A Christmas Carol (Stave 1). A Christmas Carol is a novella, or short story, written by Charles Dickens and first published in the Christmas of 1843.   Context. Quotation said by Fred, Scrooge’s nephew. Fred, a jovial character in the story, is determined he will stay cheerful, despite his uncle's bitterness during the exchange of words. Taken from the following passage in Stave 1 of A Christmas Carol: “Good [...]

2018-05-11T19:52:52+00:00 Categories: A Christmas Carol|Tags: , |

I have always thought of Christmas time … as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow-passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys.

Background. "I have always thought of Christmas time ... as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow-passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys" is a quotation from A Christmas Carol (Stave [...]

2018-02-19T10:46:01+00:00 Categories: A Christmas Carol|Tags: , |