Workhouse

Charles Dickens quotations on the theme of Workhouse.

 

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 475 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 the Workhouse.


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Among other public buildings in a certain town, which for many reasons it will be prudent to refrain from mentioning, and to which I will assign no fictitious name, there is one anciently common to most towns, great or small: to wit, a workhouse.

Among other public buildings in a certain town, which for many reasons it will be prudent to refrain from mentioning, and to which I will assign no fictitious name, there is one anciently common to most towns, great or small: to wit, a workhouse.

2019-05-07T11:26:43+01:00Categories: Oliver Twist|Tags: , |

The great principle of out-of-door relief is, to give the paupers exactly what they don’t want; and then they get tired of coming.

The great principle of out-of-door relief is, to give the paupers exactly what they don’t want; and then they get tired of coming.

2019-04-30T16:38:51+01:00Categories: Oliver Twist|Tags: , |