Wemmick

This is a pretty pleasure-ground.

Background. "This is a pretty pleasure-ground." is a quotation from Great Expectations (Chapter 25). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens's thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.   Context. This quote is said by Wemmick's elderly father to Pip, who has arrived at Wemmick's strange hand-built house that resembles a small castle, complete with a drawbridge, canon and flagpole. Quotation taken from the following passage in Chapter 25 of Great Expectations: in which Pip arrives at Wemmick's house at Walworth [...]

2018-05-15T11:14:46+00:00Categories: Great Expectations|Tags: , |

My guiding star always is, Get hold of portable property.

Background. "My guiding star always is, 'Get hold of portable property'." is a quotation from Great Expectations (Chapter 24). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens's thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.   Context. This quote is from Mr. John Wemmick. Wemmick is Mr. Jaggers's clerk and becomes a friend to Pip after he moves to London. Taken from the folllowing passage in Chapter 24 of Great Expectations: While he was putting up the other cast and coming down from the [...]

2018-09-09T14:38:24+00:00Categories: Great Expectations|Tags: |

I found him to be a dry man, rather short in stature, with a square wooden face, whose expression seemed to have been imperfectly chipped out with a dull-edged chisel.

Background. "I found him to be a dry man, rather short in stature, with a square wooden face, whose expression seemed to have been imperfectly chipped out with a dull-edged chisel." is a quotation from Great Expectations (Chapter 21). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens's thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.   Context. Pip's description of John Wemmick, clerk to the lawyer Mr. Jaggers. Taken from the following opening passage in Chapter 21 of Great Expectations: Casting my eyes on [...]

2018-05-15T15:36:30+00:00Categories: Great Expectations|Tags: |

The clerk had the same air of knowing something to everybody else’s disadvantage.

Background. "The clerk had the same air of knowing something to everybody else's disadvantage." is a quotation from Great Expectations (Chapter 20). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens's thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.   Context. This quote is a description of Mr. John Wemmick. Wemmick is the clerk to lawyer Mr. Jaggers. He becomes a friend to Pip after he moves to London. Taken from the following passage in Chapter 20 of Great Expectations. Pip has newly arrived in [...]

2018-05-30T08:43:34+00:00Categories: Great Expectations|Tags: , |