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Sketches by Boz

It is a dreadful thing to wait and watch for the approach of death; to know that hope is gone, and recovery impossible; and to sit and count the dreary hours through long, long nights – such nights as only watchers by the bed of sickness know.” is a quotation from Sketches by BozTales, Chapter 12 (The Drunkard’s Death).

Sketches by Boz is a collection of short pieces written by Charles Dickens and published as a book in 1836.

 

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