You, devoted and young, cannot fully appreciate the anxiety I have felt that your life should not be wasted.

Background.

itemYou, devoted and young, cannot fully appreciate the anxiety I have felt that your life should not be wasted.” is a quotation from A Tale of Two Cities (Book 2, Chapter 17).

item A Tale of Two Cities is the twelfth novel by Charles Dickens, originally published in weekly installments between April 1859 and November 1859. It is one of two historical novels by Dickens (the other being Barnaby Rudge). The plot centres on the years leading up to the French Revolution and culminates in the Jacobean Reign of Terror.

 

Context.

Quotation said by Doctor Alexandre Manette, speaking to his daughter Lucie.

 

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