Weather

Charles Dickens quotations on the theme of Weather.

 

Charles Dickens (1812 – 1870) was one of the foremost writers from the Victorian era and remains a popular widely-read author today. During his lifetime he produced 15 novels, five novellas, and a large number of shorter stories and essays. He wrote from personal experiences and concerned himself with a number of contemporary social issues whilst supporting numerous charitable causes, giving assistance in time, money or personal effort. Our archive of over 400 Charles Dickens quotations are organised by both source material, i.e. the work or speech in which it originally appeared, and also grouped thematically. In this archive, we have collected quotations from Charles Dickens works on the theme of Weather.


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The weather is so very bad down in Lincolnshire that the liveliest imagination can scarcely apprehend its ever being fine again.

Background. "The weather is so very bad down in Lincolnshire that the liveliest imagination can scarcely apprehend its ever being fine again." is a quotation from Bleak House (Chapter 7). 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 opening paragraph of Chapter 7 (The Ghost's Walk) of Bleak House: While Esther sleeps, and while Esther wakes, it is [...]

2018-01-04T22:47:37+00:00 Categories: Bleak House|Tags: |

Down in the west the setting sun had left a streak of fiery red, which glared upon the desolation for an instant, like a sullen eye, and frowning lower, lower, lower yet, was lost in the thick gloom of darkest night.

Background. "Down in the west the setting sun had left a streak of fiery red, which glared upon the desolation for an instant, like a sullen eye, and frowning lower, lower, lower yet, was lost in the thick gloom of darkest night" is a quotation from A Christmas Carol (Stave 3). A Christmas Carol is a novella, or short story, written by Charles Dickens and first published in the Christmas of 1843.   Have Your Say. Give your view on [...]

2017-12-08T13:11:28+00:00 Categories: A Christmas Carol|Tags: |

Once upon a time—of all the good days in the year, on Christmas Eve—old Scrooge sat busy in his counting-house. It was cold, bleak, biting weather: foggy withal: and he could hear the people in the court outside, go wheezing up and down, beating their hands upon their breasts, and stamping their feet upon the pavement stones to warm them.

Background. "Once upon a time—of all the good days in the year, on Christmas Eve—old Scrooge sat busy in his counting-house. It was cold, bleak, biting weather: foggy withal: and he could hear the people in the court outside, go wheezing up and down, beating their hands upon their breasts, and stamping their feet upon the pavement stones to warm them" is a quotation from A Christmas Carol (Stave 1). A Christmas Carol is a novella, or short story, written [...]

2017-12-08T13:11:38+00:00 Categories: A Christmas Carol|Tags: , |

It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.

Background.  "It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade." is a quotation from Great Expectations (Chapter 54). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens's thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.   Context. This quotation is taken from the following opening passage of Chapter 54 of Great Expectations: It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot [...]

2018-03-26T20:05:38+00:00 Categories: Great Expectations|Tags: |

Fog everywhere. Fog up the river, where it flows among green aits and meadows; fog down the river, where it rolls defiled among the tiers of shipping and the waterside pollutions of a great (and dirty) city.

Background. "Fog everywhere. Fog up the river, where it flows among green aits and meadows; fog down the river, where it rolls defiled among the tiers of shipping and the waterside pollutions of a great (and dirty) city." is a quotation from Bleak House (Chapter 1). 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.   Have Your Say. Give your view on "Fog [...]

2018-04-07T07:38:49+00:00 Categories: Bleak House|Tags: , , |

The heat is intense this afternoon, and the people, of whom there are additional parties arriving every moment, look as warm as the tables which have been recently painted, and have the appearance of being red-hot.

Background. "The heat is intense this afternoon, and the people, of whom there are additional parties arriving every moment, look as warm as the tables which have been recently painted, and have the appearance of being red-hot." is a quotation from Sketches by Boz, Scenes, Chapter 9 (London Recreations). Sketches by Boz is a collection of short pieces written by Charles Dickens and published as a book in 1836.   Have Your Say. Give your view on "The heat is [...]

2017-12-08T13:33:18+00:00 Categories: Sketches by Boz|Tags: , |

The weather is dull and wet, and the long lines of street lamps are blurred, as if we saw them through tears.

Background. "The weather is dull and wet, and the long lines of street lamps are blurred, as if we saw them through tears" is a quotation from On Duty with Inspector Field. On Duty with Inspector Field was a short essay, written by Charles Dickens, about the work of Charles Frederick Field, a police officer with Scotland Yard. and his work. On Duty With Inspector Field was first published in June, 1851, in the magazine  Household Words.   Context. This quotation [...]

2017-12-08T13:39:49+00:00 Categories: On Duty With Inspector Field|Tags: |

It was a hot summer night; and the air of Field Lane and Saffron Hill was not improved by such weather, nor were the people in those streets very sober or honest company.

Background. "It was a hot summer night; and the air of Field Lane and Saffron Hill was not improved by such weather, nor were the people in those streets very sober or honest company" is a quotation from a Letter to The Daily News (on the Field Lane Ragged School), written by Charles Dickens and published on 4 February, 1846.   Context. Charles Dickens was a supporter of the Field Lane Ragged School in the notorious Victorian London slum area [...]

2017-12-08T13:40:37+00:00 Categories: Letters to Newspapers|Tags: , |