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The Old Curiosity Shop.

Many’s the hard day’s walking in rain and mud, and with never a penny earned.

Background. “Many’s the hard day’s walking in rain and mud, and with never a penny earned. ” is a quotation from The Old Curiosity Shop (Chapter 37). The Old Curiosity Shop was the fourth novel by Charles Dickens and follows the life of Nell Trent and her grandfather, both residents of The Old Curiosity Shop in […]

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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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