Carefully looking every way but the right one.

Background. "Carefully looking every way but the right one." is a quotation from Sketches by Boz, Scenes, Chapter 22 (Gin Shops). Sketches by Boz is a collection of short pieces written by Charles Dickens and published as a book in 1836.   Context. Description of a bar-maid at a gin-shop trying to avoid eye-contact with a flirtatious customer. Taken from the following passage in Gin Shops: The two old washerwomen, who are seated on the little bench to the left [...]

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