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Quotations about Appearance by Charles Dickens

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The cold within him froze his old features, nipped his pointed nose, shrivelled his cheek, stiffened his gait; made his eyes red, his thin lips blue; and spoke out shrewdly in his grating voice.

Background. “The cold within him froze his old features, nipped his pointed nose, shrivelled his cheek, stiffened his gait; made his eyes red, his thin lips blue; and spoke out shrewdly in his grating voice” is a quotation taken from A Christmas Carol (Stave 1). A Christmas Carol is a novella, or short story, written […]

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His smooth face had a bloom upon it like ripe wall-fruit.

Background. “His smooth face had a bloom upon it like ripe wall-fruit.” is a quotation from Little Dorrit (Book 1, Chapter 13). Little Dorrit was the eleventh novel from Charles Dickens, serialised between 1855 and 1857. A rags to riches story set in the 1820’s, Little Dorrit centres around the changing fortunes of the Dorrit […]

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A large, mild, smooth-faced man of sixty, who took so much snuff that there was a tradition in the Commons that he lived principally on that stimulant, having little room in his system for any other article of diet.

Background. “A large, mild, smooth-faced man of sixty, who took so much snuff that there was a tradition in the Commons that he lived principally on that stimulant, having little room in his system for any other article of diet” is a quotation taken from David Copperfield (Chapter 35). David Copperfield is the eighth novel […]

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