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Quotations from the Charles Dickens novel David Copperfield.

David Copperfield.

My rescue from this kind of existence I considered quite hopeless, and abandoned, as such, altogether.

Background. “My rescue from this kind of existence I considered quite hopeless, and abandoned, as such, altogether.” is a quotation from David Copperfield (Chapter 11). David Copperfield is the eighth novel by Charles Dickens, first published between 1849 and 1850.   Context. This quotation is taken from the following passage in Chapter 11 of David […]

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David Copperfield.

I have no doubt I shall, please Heaven, begin to be more beforehand with the world, and to live in a perfectly new manner, if -if, in short, anything turns up.

Background. “I have no doubt I shall, please Heaven, begin to be more beforehand with the world, and to live in a perfectly new manner, if -if, in short, anything turns up.” is a quotation from David Copperfield (Chapter 1).  David Copperfield is the eighth novel by Charles Dickens, first published between 1849 and 1850. […]

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It was as true as taxes is. And nothing’s truer than them.

Background. “It was as true as taxes is. And nothing’s truer than them” is a quotation from David Copperfield (Chapter 21). David Copperfield is the eighth novel by Charles Dickens, first published between 1849 and 1850.   Have Your Say. Give your view on “It was as true as taxes is. And nothing’s truer than […]

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Accidents will occur in the best-regulated families.

Background. “Accidents will occur in the best-regulated families.” is a quotation from David Copperfield (Chapter 28). David Copperfield is the eighth novel by Charles Dickens, first published between 1849 and 1850.   Have Your Say. Give your view on “Accidents will occur in the best-regulated families.” with a rating and help us compile the very […]

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Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pound ought and six, result misery.

Background. “Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pound ought and six, result misery” is a quotation from David Copperfield (Chapter 12).  David Copperfield is the eighth novel by Charles Dickens, first published between 1849 and 1850.   Context. This quotation is said by the […]

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David Copperfield.

That slow agony of my youth.

Background. “That slow agony of my youth.” is a quotation from David Copperfield (Chapter 11). David Copperfield is the eighth novel by Charles Dickens, first published between 1849 and 1850.   Context. This quotation is taken from the final passage in Chapter 11 of David Copperfield: As I walked to and fro daily between Southwark […]

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A large, mild, smooth-faced man of sixty, who took so much snuff that there was a tradition in the Commons that he lived principally on that stimulant, having little room in his system for any other article of diet.

Background. “A large, mild, smooth-faced man of sixty, who took so much snuff that there was a tradition in the Commons that he lived principally on that stimulant, having little room in his system for any other article of diet” is a quotation taken from David Copperfield (Chapter 35). David Copperfield is the eighth novel […]

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