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Martin Chuzzlewit.

I don’t like word of mouth, we never know who’s listening.

Background. “I don’t like word of mouth, we never know who’s listening.” is a quotation from Martin Chuzzlewit (Chapter 38). Martin Chuzzlewit, is the sixth novel by Charles Dickens originally published between 1843 and 1844.     Context. This quotation is said by Nadgett in a conversation with Montague Tigg. Nadgett is a private detective […]

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Mr Jackson struck his forefinger several times against the left side of his nose, to intimate that he was not there to disclose the secrets of the prison house.

Background. “Mr Jackson struck his forefinger several times against the left side of his nose, to intimate that he was not there to disclose the secrets of the prison house.” is a quotation taken from The Pickwick Papers (Chapter 31). The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, more commonly now known as simply The Pickwick Papers […]

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