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Although Oliver had been brought up by philosophers, he was not theoretically acquainted with the beautiful axiom that self-preservation is the first law of nature.

  Background. “Although Oliver had been brought up by philosophers, he was not theoretically acquainted with the beautiful axiom that self-preservation is the first law of nature” is a quotation from Oliver Twist (Chapter 10). Oliver Twist, subtitled The Parish Boy’s Progress, is the second novel by Charles Dickens, published in 1837.   Have Your […]

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Please, sir, I want some more.

Background. “Please, sir, I want some more” is a quotation from Oliver Twist (Chapter 2). Oliver Twist, subtitled The Parish Boy’s Progress, is the second novel by Charles Dickens, published in 1837.     Context. Taken from the following paragraph in Chapter 2: The evening arrived; the boys took their places. The master, in his cook’s […]

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If the law supposes that … the law is a ass – a idiot.

Background. “If the law supposes that the law is a ass a idiot.” is a quotation from Oliver Twist (Chapter 51). Oliver Twist, subtitled The Parish Boy’s Progress, is the second novel by Charles Dickens, published in 1837.   Context. Taken from “If the law supposes that,” said Mr. Bumble, squeezing his hat emphatically in […]

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The Jew inflicted a smart blow on Oliver’s shoulders with the club; and was raising it for a second, when the girl, rushing forward, wrested it from his hand.

Background. “The Jew inflicted a smart blow on Oliver’s shoulders with the club; and was raising it for a second, when the girl, rushing forward, wrested it from his hand” is a quotation from Oliver Twist (Chapter 16). Oliver Twist, subtitled The Parish Boy’s Progress, is the second novel by Charles Dickens, published in 1837. […]

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There is something about a roused woman: especially if she add to all her other strong passions, the fierce impulses of recklessness and despair; which few men like to provoke.

Background. “There is something about a roused woman: especially if she add to all her other strong passions, the fierce impulses of recklessness and despair; which few men like to provoke” is a quotation from Oliver Twist (Chapter 16). Oliver Twist, subtitled The Parish Boy’s Progress, is the second novel by Charles Dickens, published in […]

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Death, fires, and burglary, make all men equals.

Background. “Death, fires, and burglary, make all men equals” is a quotation from Oliver Twist (Chapter 28). Oliver Twist, subtitled The Parish Boy’s Progress, is the second novel by Charles Dickens, published in 1837.   Have Your Say. Give your view on “Death, fires, and burglary, make all men equals” with a rating and help […]

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The bowls never wanted washing.

Background. “The bowls never wanted washing.” is a quotation taken from Oliver Twist (Chapter 2). Oliver Twist, subtitled The Parish Boy’s Progress, is the second novel by Charles Dickens, published in 1837.     Context. Taken from the following paragraph in Chapter 2 of Oliver Twist: The bowls never wanted washing. The boys polished them with […]

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