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The dark road I have trodden for so many years will end where it will.

Background. "The dark road I have trodden for so many years will end where it will." is a quotation from Bleak House (Chapter 36). 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 sentence "The dark road I have trodden for so many years will end where it will. I follow it alone to the end, whatever the end [...]

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Think how impossible it is that it ever can be better if you continue to live as you have lived, and how certain it is that it must be worse.

Background. "Think how impossible it is that it ever can be better if you continue to live as you have lived, and how certain it is that it must be worse" is a quotation from An Appeal To Fallen Women.     Context. An Appeal To Fallen Women was a pamphlet Charles Dickens wrote in 1849 for distribution amongst women in prisons, in the hope of volunteering themselves for help at Urania Cottage, a home for 'fallen women' at Shepherd's [...]