Tom Pinch

No man can expect his children to respect what he degrades.

Background. "No man can expect his children to respect what he degrades." is a quotation from Martin Chuzzlewit (Chapter 36). Martin Chuzzlewit is the sixth novel by Charles Dickens originally published between 1843 and 1844.     Context. This quotation is said Tom Pinch in a conversation with the master of the house where his sister Ruth Pinch is employed as a governess. Tom has travelled from Salisbury to London and has come to visit Ruth but the master of [...]

2017-12-08T13:03:01+00:00 Categories: Martin Chuzzlewit|Tags: |

There’s a true saying that nothing travels so fast as ill news.

Background. "There’s a true saying that nothing travels so fast as ill news." is a quotation from Martin Chuzzlewit (Chapter 31). Martin Chuzzlewit is the sixth novel by Charles Dickens originally published between 1843 and 1844.     Context. This quotation is said Tom Pinch in a conversation with Mary Graham. Mary is concerned she has not heard any news recently about the young Martin Chuzzlewit. The conversation is being secretly listened to by Mr Pecksniff. Taken from the following [...]

2017-12-08T13:05:23+00:00 Categories: Martin Chuzzlewit|Tags: |