Stephen Blackpool

Quotations related to the character of Stephen Blackpool in the Charles Dickens novel Hard Times. Stephen Blackpool is a downtrodden mill worker in the polluted industrial town of Coketown. Despite being aged just forty he is referred to as Old Stephen.

It is said that every life has its roses and thorns; there seemed, however, to have been a misadventure or mistake in Stephen’s case, whereby somebody else had become possessed of his roses, and he had become possessed of the same somebody else’s thorns in addition to his own.

Charles Dickens Hard Times Quotations (Book 1, Chapter 10). It is said that every life has its roses and thorns; there seemed, however, to have been a misadventure or mistake in Stephen’s case, whereby somebody else had become possessed of his roses, and he had become possessed of the same somebody else’s thorns in addition to his own.

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The innermost fortifications of that ugly citadel, where Nature was as strongly bricked out as killing airs and gases were bricked in.

Charles Dickens Hard Times Quotations (Book 1, Chapter 10). The innermost fortifications of that ugly citadel, where Nature was as strongly bricked out as killing airs and gases were bricked in.

He had never known before the strength of the want in his heart for the frequent recognition of a nod, a look, a word; or the immense amount of relief that had been poured into it by drops through such small means.

Charles Dickens Hard Times Quotations (Book 2, Chapter 4). He had never known before the strength of the want in his heart for the frequent recognition of a nod, a look, a word; or the immense amount of relief that had been poured into it by drops through such small means.

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He had been for many years, a quiet silent man, associating but little with other men, and used to companionship with his own thoughts.

Charles Dickens Hard Times Quotations (Book 2, Chapter 4). He had been for many years, a quiet silent man, associating but little with other men, and used to companionship with his own thoughts.

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