Sarah Gamp

Rich folks may ride on camels, but it an’t so easy for ‘em to see out of a needle’s eye.

Background. "Rich folks may ride on camels, but it an’t so easy for ‘em to see out of a needle’s eye." is a quotation from Martin Chuzzlewit (Chapter 25). Martin Chuzzlewit is the sixth novel by Charles Dickens originally published between 1843 and 1844.   Context. Quotation said by the character Sarah Gamp who is talking to Mr. Mould. Taken from the following passage in Chapter 25 of the novel Martin Chuzzlewit: ‘What do you want to speak to me about, Mrs [...]

2017-12-08T13:05:25+00:00 Categories: Martin Chuzzlewit|

At the first double knock every window in the street became alive with female heads.

Background. "At the first double knock every window in the street became alive with female heads." is a quotation from Martin Chuzzlewit (Chapter 19). Martin Chuzzlewit is the sixth novel by Charles Dickens originally published between 1843 and 1844.   Context. Description of the visit by Mr Pecksniff to the home of Sarah Gamp. As he knocks on her door, he is surrounded by neighbours curious as to why he would be visiting a midwife. Taken from the following passage [...]

2017-12-08T13:05:29+00:00 Categories: Martin Chuzzlewit|Tags: |

It was difficult to enjoy her society without becoming conscious of a smell of spirits.

Background. "It was difficult to enjoy her society without becoming conscious of a smell of spirits." is a quotation from Martin Chuzzlewit (Chapter 19). Martin Chuzzlewit is the sixth novel by Charles Dickens originally published between 1843 and 1844.   Context. Description of Sarah Gamp. Mrs Gamp is a nurse and midwife, happy to offer her services in return for a drink. Taken from the following passage in Chapter 19 of the novel Martin Chuzzlewit: She was a fat old woman, this Mrs [...]

2017-12-08T13:05:39+00:00 Categories: Martin Chuzzlewit|Tags: |

A row of bald old curls that could scarcely be called false, they were so very innocent of anything approaching to deception.

Background. "A row of bald old curls that could scarcely be called false, they were so very innocent of anything approaching to deception." is a quotation from Martin Chuzzlewit (Chapter 25). Martin Chuzzlewit is the sixth novel by Charles Dickens originally published between 1843 and 1844.   Context. Description of the wig of Sarah Gamp. Taken from the following passage in Chapter 25 of the novel Martin Chuzzlewit: ‘I a’most forgot the piller, I declare!’ said Mrs Gamp, drawing it away. ‘There! [...]

2018-05-15T11:23:25+00:00 Categories: Martin Chuzzlewit|Tags: , |