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There was such a kissing, and congratulating, and shaking of hands, as might have induced one to suppose that the two families were the best friends in the world, instead of each wishing the other overboard, as they most sincerely did.

Background. “There was such a kissing, and congratulating, and shaking of hands, as might have induced one to suppose that the two families were the best friends in the world, instead of each wishing the other overboard, as they most sincerely did.” is a quotation from Sketches by Boz, Tales. Chapter 7 (The Steam Excursion). Sketches […]

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The animosity between the Montagues and Capulets, was nothing to that which prevailed between these two illustrious houses.

Background. “The animosity between the Montagues and Capulets, was nothing to that which prevailed between these two illustrious houses.” is a quotation from Sketches by Boz, Tales. Chapter 7 (The Steam Excursion). Sketches by Boz is a collection of short pieces written by Charles Dickens and published as a book in 1836.   Context. Description of […]

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Carefully looking every way but the right one.

Background. “Carefully looking every way but the right one.” is a quotation from Sketches by Boz, Scenes, Chapter 22 (Gin Shops). Sketches by Boz is a collection of short pieces written by Charles Dickens and published as a book in 1836.   Context. Description of a bar maid at a gin-shop trying to avoid eye-contact […]

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