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Many thousands are in want of common necessaries; hundreds of thousands are in want of common comforts.

Background. "Many thousands are in want of common necessaries; hundreds of thousands are in want of common comforts." 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. Ebenezer Scrooge is visited in his counting-house by two benefactors wishing to make provision for the poor and destitute at Christmas time. Scrooge angrily replies that prisons and workhouses are [...]

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