The Drunkard’s Death

A girl, whose miserable and emaciated appearance was only to be equalled by that of the candle which she shaded with her hand.

Background.  “A girl, whose miserable and emaciated appearance was only to be equalled by that of the candle which she shaded with her hand.” is a quotation taken Sketches by Boz, Tales, Chapter 12 (The Drunkard’s Death). Sketches by Boz is a collection of short pieces written by Charles Dickens and published as a book in 1836.   Context. Taken from the following passage in The Drunkard’s Death (Sketches by Boz, Tales, Chapter 12): The man whom we have followed into this den, [...]

He had to pass the public-house. He lingered for an instant, walked past it, turned back again, lingered once more, and finally slunk in.

Background.  “He had to pass the public-house. He lingered for an instant, walked past it, turned back again, lingered once more, and finally slunk in.” is a quotation taken Sketches by Boz, Tales, Chapter 12 (The Drunkard’s Death). Sketches by Boz is a collection of short pieces written by Charles Dickens and published as a book in 1836.   Context. Taken from the following passage in The Drunkard’s Death (Sketches by Boz, Tales, Chapter 12): For two whole days, all three remained [...]

It is a dreadful thing to wait and watch for the approach of death; to know that hope is gone, and recovery impossible; and to sit and count the dreary hours through long, long nights – such nights as only watchers by the bed of sickness know.

Background. "It is a dreadful thing to wait and watch for the approach of death; to know that hope is gone, and recovery impossible; and to sit and count the dreary hours through long, long nights - such nights as only watchers by the bed of sickness know." is a quotation from Sketches by Boz, Tales, Chapter 12 (The Drunkard’s Death). Sketches by Boz is a collection of short pieces written by Charles Dickens and published as a book in 1836. [...]

2018-04-25T22:13:46+00:00Categories: Sketches by Boz, The Drunkard’s Death|Tags: |

Drunkenness – that fierce rage for the slow, sure poison, that oversteps every other consideration; that casts aside wife, children, friends, happiness, and station; and hurries its victims madly on to degradation and death.

Background. "Drunkenness - that fierce rage for the slow, sure poison, that oversteps every other consideration; that casts aside wife, children, friends, happiness, and station; and hurries its victims madly on to degradation and death" is a quotation taken Sketches by Boz, Tales, Chapter 12 (The Drunkard’s Death). 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 "Drunkenness - that fierce rage [...]

2018-04-25T22:10:56+00:00Categories: Sketches by Boz, The Drunkard’s Death|Tags: |
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