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Quotations from the Charles Dickens novel Barnaby Rudge.

A lady of what is commonly called an uncertain temper—a phrase which being interpreted signifies a temper tolerably certain to make everybody more or less uncomfortable.

Background. “A lady of what is commonly called an uncertain temper—a phrase which being interpreted signifies a temper tolerably certain to make everybody more or less uncomfortable.” is a quotation from Barnaby Rudge (Chapter 7). Barnaby Rudge was the fifth novel from Charles Dickens, first published in 1841. It is the first of Dickens’s two […]

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Who enters here leaves noise behind.

Background. “Who enters here leaves noise behind.” is a quotation from Barnaby Rudge (Chapter 15). Barnaby Rudge was the fifth novel from Charles Dickens, first published in 1841. It is the first of Dickens’s two historical novels and is largely set around the time of the Gordon Riots of 1780.   Context. This quote is a […]

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The sergeant was describing a military life. It was all drinking, he said, except that there were frequent intervals of eating and love-making.

Background. “The sergeant was describing a military life. It was all drinking, he said, except that there were frequent intervals of eating and love-making.” is a quotation from Barnaby Rudge (Chapter 31). Barnaby Rudge was the fifth novel from Charles Dickens, first published in 1841. It is the first of Dickens’s two historical novels and […]

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