Herbert Pocket

A natural incapacity to do anything secret and mean.

Background. "A natural incapacity to do anything secret and mean." is a quotation from Great Expectations (Chapter 22). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens's thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.   Context. Description of Herbert Pocket. Taken from the following passage in Chapter 22 of Great Expectations: Herbert Pocket had a frank and easy way with him that was very taking. I had never seen any one then, and I have never seen any one since, who more strongly expressed [...]

2018-10-12T08:19:29+00:00Categories: Great Expectations|Tags: |

No varnish can hide the grain of the wood; and that the more varnish you put on, the more the grain will express itself.

Background. "No varnish can hide the grain of the wood; and that the more varnish you put on, the more the grain will express itself." is a quotation from Great Expectations (Chapter 22). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens's thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.   Context. In Chapter 22 of Great Expectations, Pip and Herbert Pocket have dinner during which Herbert gives his account of the life of Miss Havisham as told to him by his father. When [...]

2018-08-29T08:41:48+00:00Categories: Great Expectations|Tags: , , , |
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