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The Old Curiosity Shop.

She’s the ornament of her sex.

Background. “She’s the ornament of her sex” is a quotation from The Old Curiosity Shop (Chapter 4). The Old Curiosity Shop was the fourth novel by Charles Dickens and follows the life of Nell Trent and her grandfather, both residents of The Old Curiosity Shop in London.   Have Your Say. Give your view on “She’s […]

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The Old Curiosity Shop.

The very dogs were all asleep, and the flies, drunk with moist sugar in the grocer’s shop, forgot their wings and briskness, and baked to death in dusty corners of the window.

Background. “The very dogs were all asleep, and the flies, drunk with moist sugar in the grocer’s shop, forgot their wings and briskness, and baked to death in dusty corners of the window. ” is a quotation from The Old Curiosity Shop (Chapter 28). The Old Curiosity Shop was the fourth novel by Charles Dickens and […]

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The Old Curiosity Shop.

Here were poor streets where faded gentility essayed with scanty space and shipwrecked means to make its last feeble stand, but tax-gatherer and creditor came there as elsewhere, and the poverty that yet faintly struggled was hardly less squalid and manifest than that which had long ago submitted and given up the game.

Background. “Here were poor streets where faded gentility essayed with scanty space and shipwrecked means to make its last feeble stand, but tax-gatherer and creditor came there as elsewhere, and the poverty that yet faintly struggled was hardly less squalid and manifest than that which had long ago submitted and given up the game” is […]

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Under an accumulation of staggerers, no man can be considered a free agent. No man knocks himself down; if his destiny knocks him down, his destiny must pick him up again.

Background. “Under an accumulation of staggerers, no man can be considered a free agent. No man knocks himself down; if his destiny knocks him down, his destiny must pick him up again” is a quotation from The Old Curiosity Shop (Chapter 34). The Old Curiosity Shop was the fourth novel by Charles Dickens and follows the […]

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The Old Curiosity Shop.

If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.

Background. “If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.” is a quotation from The Old Curiosity Shop (Chapter 56). The Old Curiosity Shop was the fourth novel by Charles Dickens and follows the life of Nell Trent and her grandfather, both residents of The Old Curiosity Shop in London.   Context. […]

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