Joy

A small matter to make these silly folks so full of gratitude.

Background. "A small matter to make these silly folks so full of gratitude." is a quotation from A Christmas Carol (Stave 2). A Christmas Carol is a novella, or short story, written by Charles Dickens and first published in the Christmas of 1843.   Context. Illustration from the original publication of A Christmas Carol showing a joyous Mr. and Mrs. Fezziwig dancing away at their Christmas party. This quote is said by The Ghost of Christmas Past to Ebenezer [...]

2018-07-30T21:32:53+00:00Categories: A Christmas Carol|Tags: , |

He has the power to render us happy or unhappy; to make our service light or burdensome; a pleasure or a toil.

Background. "He has the power to render us happy or unhappy; to make our service light or burdensome; a pleasure or a toil." is a quotation from A Christmas Carol (Stave 2). A Christmas Carol is a novella, or short story, written by Charles Dickens and first published in the Christmas of 1843.   Context. Illustration from the original publication of A Christmas Carol showing a joyous Mr and Mrs Fezziwig dancing away at their Christmas party. This [...]

2018-05-11T19:42:12+00:00Categories: A Christmas Carol|Tags: |

God bless Us, Every One!

Background. "God bless Us, Every One!" is a quotation from A Christmas Carol (Stave 5). A Christmas Carol is a novella, or short story, written by Charles Dickens and first published in the Christmas of 1843.   Context. The quote is taken from the following closing passage of A Christmas Carol: “He had no further intercourse with Spirits, but lived upon the Total Abstinence Principle, ever afterwards; and it was always said of him, that he knew how to keep [...]

2018-08-21T06:59:44+00:00Categories: A Christmas Carol|Tags: |

I am as light as a feather, I am as happy as an angel, I am as merry as a schoolboy. I am as giddy as a drunken man. A merry Christmas to everybody! A happy New Year to all the world.

Background.  "I am as light as a feather, I am as happy as an angel, I am as merry as a schoolboy. I am as giddy as a drunken man. A merry Christmas to everybody! A happy New Year to all the world" is a quotation from A Christmas Carol (Stave 5). A Christmas Carol is a novella, or short story, written by Charles Dickens and first published in the Christmas of 1843.   Context. Taken from the following passage in [...]

2018-08-12T08:05:31+00:00Categories: A Christmas Carol|Tags: , |

He was checked in his transports by the churches ringing out the lustiest peals he had ever heard. Clash, clang, hammer; ding, dong, bell. Bell, dong, ding; hammer, clang, clash! Oh, glorious, glorious!

Background. "He was checked in his transports by the churches ringing out the lustiest peals he had ever heard. Clash, clang, hammer; ding, dong, bell. Bell, dong, ding; hammer, clang, clash! Oh, glorious, glorious!" is a quotation from A Christmas Carol (Stave 5). A Christmas Carol is a novella, or short story, written by Charles Dickens and first published in the Christmas of 1843.   Context. The quote describes Ebenezer Scrooge towards the end of A Christmas Carol. After emerging [...]

2018-03-21T10:11:22+00:00Categories: A Christmas Carol|Tags: , |

The happiness he gives, is quite as great as if it cost a fortune.

Background. "The happiness he gives, is quite as great as if it cost a fortune." is a quotation from A Christmas Carol (Stave 2). A Christmas Carol is a novella, or short story, written by Charles Dickens and first published in the Christmas of 1843.   Context. Illustration from the original publication of A Christmas Carol showing a joyous Mr. and Mrs. Fezziwig dancing away at their Christmas party. This quote is said by Ebenezer Scrooge to The Ghost [...]

2018-05-11T19:37:05+00:00Categories: A Christmas Carol|Tags: |