Dombey and Son

Quotations from the Charles Dickens novel Dombey and Son.


 

 

Hailing the boy in a stentorian voice, as if he were half-a-mile off instead of two yards.

Charles Dickens Dombey and Son Quotations (Chapter 23). Hailing the boy in a stentorian voice, as if he were half-a-mile off instead of two yards.

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This head was decorated with shaggy hair, like oakum, which had no governing inclination towards the north, east, west, or south, but inclined to all four quarters of the compass, and to every point upon it.

Charles Dickens Dombey and Son Quotations (Chapter 23). This head was decorated with shaggy hair, like oakum, which had no governing inclination towards the north, east, west, or south, but inclined to all four quarters of the compass, and to every point upon it.

The fire of his eyes, the expression of his features, the very voice in which he spoke, were all subdued and quenched, as if the spirit within him lay in ashes.

Charles Dickens Dombey and Son Quotations (Chapter 6). The fire of his eyes, the expression of his features, the very voice in which he spoke, were all subdued and quenched, as if the spirit within him lay in ashes.

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A very ugly old woman, with red rims round her eyes, and a mouth that mumbled and chattered of itself when she was not speaking.

Charles Dickens Dombey and Son Quotations (Chapter 6). A very ugly old woman, with red rims round her eyes, and a mouth that mumbled and chattered of itself when she was not speaking.

The occasional appearance of the river in the drawing-room, and the contemporaneous disappearance of the lawn and shrubbery.

The occasional appearance of the river in the drawing-room, and the contemporaneous disappearance of the lawn and shrubbery.

Swallowed up in one phase or other of its immensity, towards which they seemed impelled by a desperate fascination, they never returned.

Swallowed up in one phase or other of its immensity, towards which they seemed impelled by a desperate fascination, they never returned.

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All the housemaid hopes is, happiness for ’em – but marriage is a lottery, and the more she thinks about it, the more she feels the independence and the safety of a single life.

All the housemaid hopes is, happiness for ’em – but marriage is a lottery, and the more she thinks about it, the more she feels the independence and the safety of a single life.

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In particular, there was a butler in a blue coat and bright buttons, who gave quite a winey flavour to the table beer; he poured it out so superbly.

In particular, there was a butler in a blue coat and bright buttons, who gave quite a winey flavour to the table beer; he poured it out so superbly.

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It being a part of Mrs Pipchin’s system not to encourage a child’s mind to develop and expand itself like a young flower, but to open it by force like an oyster.

It being a part of Mrs Pipchin’s system not to encourage a child’s mind to develop and expand itself like a young flower, but to open it by force like an oyster.

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