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Quotations about Marriage by Charles Dickens

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Most of the people I know would do far better to leave marriage alone. It is at the bottom of three fourths of their troubles.

Background. “Most of the people I know would do far better to leave marriage alone. It is at the bottom of three fourths of their troubles.” is a quotation from Bleak House (Chapter 41). Bleak House was the ninth novel by Charles Dickens, intended to illustrate the evils caused by long, drawn-out legal cases in the […]

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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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