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A tight-fisted hand at the grindstone.

Background. “A tight-fisted hand at the grindstone.” is a quotation taken from A Christmas Carol (Stave 1). A Christmas Carol is a novella, or short story, written by Charles Dickens and first published in the Christmas of 1843.   Context. The quote is from a paragraph describing Ebenezer Scrooge at the beginning of A Christmas […]

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Martin Chuzzlewit.

It’s a good damp, wormy sort of business.

Background. “It’s a good damp, wormy sort of business.” is a quotation taken from Martin Chuzzlewit (Chapter 5). Martin Chuzzlewit is the sixth novel by Charles Dickens originally published between 1843 and 1844.     Context. Tom Pinch is taking the horse and cart to Salisbury when he meets Mark Tapley along the road and […]

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Swallowed up in one phase or other of its immensity, towards which they seemed impelled by a desperate fascination, they never returned.

Background. “Swallowed up in one phase or other of its immensity, towards which they seemed impelled by a desperate fascination, they never returned.” is  a quotation from the novel Dombey and Son (Chapter 33). Dombey and Son was Charles Dickens’s seventh novel, published between 1846 and 1848.   Context. Quotation taken from the passage: She […]

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