Jaggers

He washed his clients off, as if he were a surgeon or a dentist.

Background. "He washed his clients off, as if he were a surgeon or a dentist." is a quotation taken from Great Expectations (Chapter 26). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens's thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.   Context. This quote describes an observation of the lawyer Jaggers by Pip about his constant need to wash his hands. The washing is symbolic of Jaggers washing off the deeds of his clients, or possibly his guilt at helping them. Dickens refers [...]

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Don’t commit yourself, and don’t commit any one. You understand—any one. Don’t tell me anything: I don’t want to know anything; I am not curious.

Background. "Don't commit yourself, and don't commit any one. You understand—any one. Don't tell me anything: I don't want to know anything; I am not curious." is a quotation taken from Great Expectations (Chapter 40). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens's thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.     Context. Quotation said by the lawyer Mr. Jaggers to Pip, who has inferred that his benefactor is Abel Magwitch has returned to England. Jaggers, a successful and careful lawyer, doesn't [...]

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I have a pretty large experience of boys, and you’re a bad set of fellows.

Background. "I have a pretty large experience of boys, and you’re a bad set of fellows." is a quotation from the novel Great Expectations (Chapter 11). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens's thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.   Context. This is said by the lawyer Mr. Jaggers to Pip, when he first meets him on a stairway at Satis House, whilst both are visiting Miss Havisham. Taken from the following passage in Chapter 11 of Great Expectations: "Boy of the [...]

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He was a burly man of an exceedingly dark complexion, with an exceedingly large head, and a corresponding large hand.

Background. "He was a burly man of an exceedingly dark complexion, with an exceedingly large head, and a corresponding large hand." is a quotation from the novel Great Expectations (Chapter 11). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens's thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.   Context. Description of the lawyer Mr. Jaggers by Pip, upon the first encounter of the two at Satis House. Taken from the following passage in Chapter 11 of Great Expectations: He was a burly man of an [...]

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Take nothing on its looks; take everything on evidence. There’s no better rule.

Background. "Take nothing on its looks; take everything on evidence. There's no better rule." is a quotation taken from Great Expectations (Chapter 40). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens's thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.     Context. Quotation said by the lawyer Mr. Jaggers to Pip, who is trying to confirm that his benefactor is Abel Magwitch. Although Pip has recently met Magwitch in London, Mr. Jaggers wishes to maintain that he is in New South Wales, Australia [...]

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