A Child’s History of England

Quotations from the Charles Dickens short work A Child’s History of England.

When men unnaturally fight against their own countrymen, they are always observed to be more unnaturally cruel and filled with rage than they are against any other enemy.

Background. "When men unnaturally fight against their own countrymen, they are always observed to be more unnaturally cruel and filled with rage than they are against any other enemy" is a quotation from the Charles Dickens book A Child's History of England, Chapter 22 (England under Henry the Sixth: Part the Third). A Child's History of England is a historical work by Charles Dickens. It first appeared in serial form in the periodical Household Words, running from January 25, 1851 [...]

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Some became Crusaders for the love of change; some, in the hope of plunder; some, because they had nothing to do at home; some, because they did what the priests told them; some, because they liked to see foreign countries; some, because they were fond of knocking men about, and would as soon knock a Turk about as a Christian.

Background. "Some became Crusaders for the love of change; some, in the hope of plunder; some, because they had nothing to do at home; some, because they did what the priests told them; some, because they liked to see foreign countries; some, because they were fond of knocking men about, and would as soon knock a Turk about as a Christian" is a quotation from the Charles Dickens book A Child's History of England, Chapter 9 (England under William II [...]

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The Fire was a great blessing to the City afterwards, for it arose from its ruins very much improved — built more regularly, more widely, more cleanly and carefully, and therefore much more healthily.

Background. "The Fire was a great blessing to the City afterwards, for it arose from its ruins very much improved — built more regularly, more widely, more cleanly and carefully, and therefore much more healthily" is a quotation from the Charles Dickens book A Child's History of England, Chapter 35 (England under Charles the Second, Called the Merry Monarch). A Child's History of England is a historical work by Charles Dickens. It first appeared in serial form in the periodical [...]

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Nothing can make war otherwise than horrible.

Background. "Nothing can make war otherwise than horrible" is a quotation from the Charles Dickens book A Child's History of England, Chapter 21 (England under Henry the Fifth: First Part). A Child's History of England is a historical work by Charles Dickens. It first appeared in serial form in the periodical Household Words, running from January 25, 1851 to December 10, 1853.   Context. Taken from the following passage in Chapter 21 (England under Henry the Fifth) of A Child's History [...]

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It is much easier to burn men than to burn their opinions.

Background. "It is much easier to burn men than to burn their opinions" is a quotation from the Charles Dickens book A Child's History of England, Chapter 21 (England under Henry the Fifth: First Part). A Child's History of England is a historical work by Charles Dickens. It first appeared in serial form in the periodical Household Words, running from January 25, 1851 to December 10, 1853.   Context. Taken from the passage in Chapter 21 (England under Henry the Fifth: [...]

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It is dreadful to observe how long a bad example will be followed; but, it is encouraging to know that a good example is never thrown away.

Background. "It is dreadful to observe how long a bad example will be followed; but, it is encouraging to know that a good example is never thrown away" is a quotation from the Charles Dickens book A Child's History of England. Chapter 21. England under Henry the Fifth: First Part. A Child's History of England is a historical work by Charles Dickens. It first appeared in serial form in the periodical Household Words, running from January 25, 1851 to December [...]