Hard Times

A town of machinery and tall chimneys, out of which interminable serpents of smoke trailed themselves for ever and ever, and never got uncoiled.

Charles Dickens Hard Times Quotations (Book 1, Chapter 5). A town of machinery and tall chimneys, out of which interminable serpents of smoke trailed themselves for ever and ever, and never got uncoiled.

There was a light with nothing to rest upon, a fire with nothing to burn, a starved imagination keeping life in itself somehow.

There was a light with nothing to rest upon, a fire with nothing to burn, a starved imagination keeping life in itself somehow.

A man made out of a coarse material, which seemed to have been stretched to make so much of him.

A man made out of a coarse material, which seemed to have been stretched to make so much of him.

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He had not much hair. One might have fancied he had talked it off; and that what was left, all standing up in disorder, was in that condition from being constantly blown about by his windy boastfulness.

He had not much hair. One might have fancied he had talked it off; and that what was left, all standing up in disorder, was in that condition from being constantly blown about by his windy boastfulness.

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I never in my life saw anything so remarkable and so captivating as the lighting of those features!

I never in my life saw anything so remarkable and so captivating as the lighting of those features!

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In the innocence of her brave affection, and the brimming up of her old devoted spirit, the once deserted girl shone like a beautiful light upon the darkness of the other.

In the innocence of her brave affection, and the brimming up of her old devoted spirit, the once deserted girl shone like a beautiful light upon the darkness of the other.

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It is a dangerous thing to see anything in the sphere of a vain blusterer, before the vain blusterer sees it himself.

It is a dangerous thing to see anything in the sphere of a vain blusterer, before the vain blusterer sees it himself.

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It was a town of red brick, or of brick that would have been red if the smoke and ashes had allowed it.

Charles Dickens Hard Times Quotations (Book 1, Chapter 5). It was a town of red brick, or of brick that would have been red if the smoke and ashes had allowed it.

Judging him by Nature’s evidence, he was above the mass in very little but the stage on which he stood. In many great respects he was essentially below them.

Charles Dickens Hard Times Quotations (Book 2, Chapter 4). Judging him by Nature’s evidence, he was above the mass in very little but the stage on which he stood. In many great respects he was essentially below them.

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Coketown lay shrouded in a haze of its own, which appeared impervious to the sun’s rays.

Charles Dickens Hard Times Quotations (Book 2, Chapter 1). Coketown lay shrouded in a haze of its own, which appeared impervious to the sun’s rays.