Behaviour

Quotations about Behaviour by Charles Dickens

Some people likened him to a direction-post, which is always telling the way to a place, and never goes there.

Background. "Some people likened him to a direction-post, which is always telling the way to a place, and never goes there." is a quotation from Martin Chuzzlewit (Chapter 2). Martin Chuzzlewit, is the sixth novel by Charles Dickens originally published between 1843 and 1844.     Context. Description of Seth Pecksniff (usually referred to throughout the novel as Mr. Pecksniff). Taken from the following passage in Chapter 2 of the novel Martin Chuzzlewit: It has been remarked that Mr Pecksniff was a [...]

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Once a gentleman, and always a gentleman.

Background. "Once a gentleman, and always a gentleman" is a quotation from Little Dorrit. (Book 2, Chapter 28). 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 family.   Context. Quotation from the character Rigaud. Taken from the following passage in Book 2, Chapter 28 of Little Dorrit: ‘Madman! A large glass,’ said Rigaud. Signor Panco put [...]

2018-02-23T19:44:13+00:00 Categories: Little Dorrit|Tags: |

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 [...]