Religion

Dead, your Majesty. Dead, my lords and gentlemen. Dead, right reverends and wrong reverends of every order. Dead, men and women, born with heavenly compassion in your hearts. And dying thus around us every day.

Background. "Dead, your Majesty. Dead, my lords and gentlemen. Dead, right reverends and wrong reverends of every order. Dead, men and women, born with heavenly compassion in your hearts. And dying thus around us every day." is a quotation from Bleak House (Chapter 47). 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. This quotation is a harsh criticism on society by [...]

2017-12-08T13:04:53+00:00 Categories: Bleak House|Tags: , , |

Look into your churches—diminished congregations, and scanty attendance.

Background. "Look into your churches—diminished congregations, and scanty attendance." is a quote taken from Sunday Under Three Heads, Chapter 2. Under the pseudonym Timothy Sparks, Dickens wrote the pamphlet Sunday Under Three Heads to defend the people’s right to pleasure on their only day of rest, Sunday, in face of plans from religious bodies to prohibit games on Sundays. It was published in July, 1836.   Have Your Say. Give your view on "Look into your churches—diminished congregations, and scanty [...]

2018-05-09T11:15:38+00:00 Categories: Sunday Under Three Heads|Tags: |

Sunday comes, and brings with it a day of general gloom and austerity.

Background. "Sunday comes, and brings with it a day of general gloom and austerity." is a quote taken from Sunday Under Three Heads, Chapter 2. Under the pseudonym Timothy Sparks, Dickens wrote the pamphlet Sunday Under Three Heads to defend the people’s right to pleasure on their only day of rest, Sunday, in face of plans from religious bodies to prohibit games on Sundays. It was published in July, 1836.   Have Your Say. Give your view on "Sunday comes, [...]

2018-05-09T11:16:04+00:00 Categories: Sunday Under Three Heads|Tags: , |

He has no idea, poor wretch, of the spiritual destitution of a coral reef in the Pacific or what it costs to look up the precious souls among the coco-nuts and bread-fruit.

Background. "He has no idea, poor wretch, of the spiritual destitution of a coral reef in the Pacific or what it costs to look up the precious souls among the coco-nuts and bread-fruit." is a quotation from Bleak House (Chapter 16). 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 following passage in Chapter 16 of Bleak House: Jo [...]

2017-12-08T13:24:17+00:00 Categories: Bleak House|Tags: , , , |