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Quotations about Food by Charles Dickens

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Drinking-tents were full, glasses began to clink in carriages, hampers to be unpacked, tempting provisions to be set forth, knives and forks to rattle, champagne corks to fly, eyes to brighten that were not dull before, and pickpockets to count their gains during the last heat

Background. “Drinking-tents were full, glasses began to clink in carriages, hampers to be unpacked, tempting provisions to be set forth, knives and forks to rattle, champagne corks to fly, eyes to brighten that were not dull before, and pickpockets to count their gains during the last heat.” is a quotation from Nicholas Nickleby (Chapter 50). […]

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There’s more of gravy than of grave about you.

Background. “There’s more of gravy than of grave about you.” is a quotation taken from A Christmas Carol (Stave 1). A Christmas Carol is a novella, or short story, written by Charles Dickens and first published in the Christmas of 1843.   Context. This quotation is said by Ebenezer Scrooge to the Ghost of Jacob Marley. […]

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Please, sir, I want some more.

Background. “Please, sir, I want some more” is a quotation from Oliver Twist (Chapter 2). Oliver Twist, subtitled The Parish Boy’s Progress, is the second novel by Charles Dickens, published in 1837.   Context. Taken from the following paragraph in Chapter 2: The evening arrived; the boys took their places. The master, in his cook’s uniform, […]

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The bowls never wanted washing.

Background. “The bowls never wanted washing.” is a quotation taken from Oliver Twist (Chapter 2). Oliver Twist, subtitled The Parish Boy’s Progress, is the second novel by Charles Dickens, published in 1837.     Context. Taken from the following paragraph in Chapter 2 of Oliver Twist: The bowls never wanted washing. The boys polished them with […]

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David Copperfield.

I lived principally on Dora and coffee.

Background. “I lived principally on Dora and coffee” is a quotation from David Copperfield (Chapter 28). David Copperfield is the eighth novel by Charles Dickens, first published between 1849 and 1850.   Context. Taken from the sentence “I lived principally on Dora and coffee. In my love-lorn condition, my appetite languished; and I was glad […]

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Couldn’t something temporary be done with a teapot?

Background. “Couldn’t something temporary be done with a teapot?” is a quotation from Dombey and Son (Chapter 2). Dombey and Son was Charles Dickens’s seventh novel, published between 1846 and 1848.     Have Your Say. Give your view on “couldn’t something temporary be done with a teapot?” with a rating and help us compile […]

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