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.

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.

2019-05-31T15:38:19+01:00Categories: The Old Curiosity Shop|Tags: |

Why is it that we can better bear to part in spirit than in body, and while we have the fortitude to act farewell have not the nerve to say it?

Why is it that we can better bear to part in spirit than in body, and while we have the fortitude to act farewell have not the nerve to say it?

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.

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.

She was dead. No sleep so beautiful and calm, so free from trace of pain, so fair to look upon.

She was dead. No sleep so beautiful and calm, so free from trace of pain, so fair to look upon.

2019-05-31T15:50:31+01:00Categories: The Old Curiosity Shop|Tags: |

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.

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.

2019-05-31T15:44:36+01:00Categories: The Old Curiosity Shop|Tags: |