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Ask no questions, and you’ll be told no lies.

Background.  “Ask no questions, and you’ll be told no lies.” is a quotation from Great Expectations (Chapter 2). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens‘s thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.     Context. This quotation is said by Pip‘s sister, Mrs. Joe Gargery. No first name is given in the book for his sister, […]

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No varnish can hide the grain of the wood; and that the more varnish you put on, the more the grain will express itself.

Background. “No varnish can hide the grain of the wood; and that the more varnish you put on, the more the grain will express itself” is a quotation from Great Expectations (Chapter 22). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens‘s thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.   Context. This quotation is taken from the following […]

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