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Tongue—, well that’s a wery good thing when it ain’t a woman’s.

Background. "Tongue—, well that’s a wery good thing when it ain’t a woman’s." is a quotation from The Pickwick Papers (Chapter 19). The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, more commonly now known as simply The Pickwick Papers was Charles Dickens's first novel, published between 1836 and 1837.   Context. Quotation said by the character Sam Weller. Taken from the following passage of Chapter 19 of The Pickwick Papers: ‘Hold on, sir,’ said Mr. Weller, invigorated with the prospect of refreshments. [...]

2018-06-05T17:32:25+00:00 Categories: The Pickwick Papers|Tags: , |

We talk about the tyranny of words, but we like to tyrannise over them too; we are fond of having a large superfluous establishment of words to wait upon us on great occasions; we think it looks important, and sounds well.

Background. "We talk about the tyranny of words, but we like to tyrannise over them too; we are fond of having a large superfluous establishment of words to wait upon us on great occasions; we think it looks important, and sounds well." is a quotation from David Copperfield (Chapter 52). David Copperfield is the eighth novel by Charles Dickens, first published between 1849 and 1850.   Context. This quotation is taken from the following passage in Chapter 52 of David [...]

2018-06-07T08:01:02+00:00 Categories: David Copperfield|Tags: |

A good deal to say, chiefly in parentheses and without punctuation, but not much to tell.

Background. "A good deal to say, chiefly in parentheses and without punctuation, but not much to tell." is a quotation from Bleak House (Chapter 11). 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. Description of Mrs. Piper. Taken from the opening paragraph of Chapter 11 (Our Dear Brother) of Bleak House: Why, Mrs. Piper has a good deal to say, chiefly in [...]

2018-06-05T14:28:48+00:00 Categories: Bleak House|Tags: |