Characters Archives: Sam Weller

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Poetry’s unnat’ral; no man ever talked poetry ‘cept a beadle on boxin’-day, or Warren’s blackin’, or Rowland’s oil, or some of them low fellows; never you let yourself down to talk poetry.

Background. “Poetry’s unnat’ral; no man ever talked poetry ‘cept a beadle on boxin’-day, or Warren’s blackin’, or Rowland’s oil, or some of them low fellows; never you let yourself down to talk poetry.” is a quotation taken from The Pickwick Papers (Chapter 33). The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, more commonly now known as […]

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Tongue—, well that’s a wery good thing when it ain’t a woman’s.

Background. “Tongue—, well that’s a wery good thing when it ain’t a woman’s.” is a quotation taken from The Pickwick Papers (Chapter 19). The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, more commonly now known as simply The Pickwick Papers was Charles Dickens‘s first novel, published between 1836 and 1837.   Context. Quotation said by the character […]

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Avay vith melincholly, as the little boy said ven his schoolmissus died.

Background. “Avay vith melincholly, as the little boy said ven his schoolmissus died.” is a quotation taken from The Pickwick Papers (Chapter 44). The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, more commonly now known as simply The Pickwick Papers was Charles Dickens‘s first novel, published between 1836 and 1837.   Context. Taken from the following passage […]

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I took a good deal o’ pains with his eddication, sir; let him run in the streets when he was wery young, and shift for hisself. It’s the only way to make a boy sharp, sir.

Background. “I took a good deal o’ pains with his eddication, sir; let him run in the streets when he was wery young, and shift for hisself. It’s the only way to make a boy sharp, sir.” is a quotation taken from The Pickwick Papers (Chapter 20). The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, more […]

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