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Quotations about Marriage by Charles Dickens

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There can be no disparity in marriage like unsuitability of mind and purpose.

Background. “There can be no disparity in marriage like unsuitability of mind and purpose” is a quotation from David Copperfield (Chapter 48). David Copperfield is the eighth novel by Charles Dickens, first published between 1849 and 1850.   Have Your Say. Give your view on “There can be no disparity in marriage like unsuitability of […]

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All the housemaid hopes is, happiness for ’em – but marriage is a lottery, and the more she thinks about it, the more she feels the independence and the safety of a single life.

Background. “all the housemaid hopes is, happiness for ’em – but marriage is a lottery, and the more she thinks about it, the more she feels the independence and the safety of a single life” is a quotation from the novel Dombey and Son (Chapter 35). Dombey and Son was Charles Dickens’s seventh novel, published […]

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Matrimony is proverbially a serious undertaking.

Background. “Matrimony is proverbially a serious undertaking.” is a quotation from Sketches by Boz, Tales. Chapter 10 (A Passage in the life of Mr. Watkins Tottle). Sketches by Boz is a collection of short pieces written by Charles Dickens and published as a book in 1836.   Context. Taken from the following passage: “Matrimony is proverbially […]

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