Foreign Aid

The African project at present employs my whole time.

Background. "The African project at present employs my whole time." is a quotation from Bleak House (Chapter 4). Bleak House was the ninth novel by Charles Dickens, intended to illustrate the evils caused by long, drawn-out legal cases in the Court of Chancery.   Context. Taken from the following passage in Chapter 4 of Bleak House:  "You find me, my dears," said Mrs. Jellyby, snuffing the two great office candles in tin candlesticks, which made the room taste strongly of [...]

2018-07-15T17:58:20+00:00Categories: Bleak House|Tags: , |

He has no idea, poor wretch, of the spiritual destitution of a coral reef in the Pacific or what it costs to look up the precious souls among the coco-nuts and bread-fruit.

Background. "He has no idea, poor wretch, of the spiritual destitution of a coral reef in the Pacific or what it costs to look up the precious souls among the coco-nuts and bread-fruit." is a quotation from Bleak House (Chapter 16). Bleak House was the ninth novel by Charles Dickens, intended to illustrate the evils caused by long, drawn-out legal cases in the Court of Chancery.   Context. Taken from the following passage in Chapter 16 of Bleak House: Jo [...]

2017-12-08T13:24:17+00:00Categories: Bleak House|Tags: , , , |
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