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PREFACE TO 1850 EDITION I do not find it easy to get sufficiently far away from this Book, in the first sensations of having finished it, to refer to it with the composure which this formal heading would seem to require. My interest in it, is so recent and strong; and my mind is so divided between pleasure and regret - pleasure in the achievement of a long design, regret in the separation from many companions - that I am in danger of wearying the reader whom I love, with personal confidences, and private emotions.


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Old Marley was as dead as a doornail.

Mind! I don't mean to say that, of my own knowledge...
CHARLES DICKENS
With affection beaming out of one eye, and calculation shining out of the other.
CHARLES DICKENS
A man who could build a church, as one may say, by squinting at a sheet of paper.
CHARLES DICKENS
Life is made of ever so many partings welded together.
CHARLES DICKENS
Some credit in being jolly.
CHARLES DICKENS
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foo...
CHARLES DICKENS
There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast.
CHARLES DICKENS
I never could have done what I have done without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence, wi...
CHARLES DICKENS
It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in...
CHARLES DICKENS
What is the odds so long as the fire of souls is kindled at the taper of conwiviality, and the wing...
CHARLES DICKENS
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foo...
CHARLES DICKENS
Mr Lorry asks the witness questions:

Ever been kicked?
Might have been.
Freque...
CHARLES DICKENS
There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts
CHARLES DICKENS
This season we wanted to sort of lighten it up and make it a little bit more transparent ... a littl...
CHARLES DICKENS
The one great principle of English law is to make business for itself.
CHARLES DICKENS
I think . . . that it is the best club in London.
CHARLES DICKENS
Apprehension of a painful or disagreeable recognition made me tremble. I am confident that it took n...
CHARLES DICKENS
Is the old min agreeable?
CHARLES DICKENS
My advice is, never do to-morrow what you can do today. Procrastination is the thief of time. Collar...
CHARLES DICKENS
Huge knots of sea-weed hung upon the jagged and pointed stones, trembling in every breath of wind; a...
CHARLES DICKENS
We forge the chains we wear in life
CHARLES DICKENS
There might be some credit in being jolly.
CHARLES DICKENS
A friendly swarry, consisting of a boiled leg of mutton with the usual trimmings.
CHARLES DICKENS
Bah,' said Scrooge. "Humbug!"
CHARLES DICKENS
An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself.
CHARLES DICKENS
Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many - not on your past misfortunes, of w...
CHARLES DICKENS
No one is useless in the world who lightens the burden of it for anyone else.
CHARLES DICKENS
It matters little, she said, softly. "To you, very little. Another idol has displaced me; and if it ...
CHARLES DICKENS
Say, like those wicked Turks, there is no What's-his-name but Thingummy, and What-you-may-call-it is...
CHARLES DICKENS
Now, I return to this young fellow. And the communication I have got to make is, that he has great e...
CHARLES DICKENS
Her heart--is given him, with all its love and truth. She would joyfully die with him, or, better th...
CHARLES DICKENS
There were times when he could not read the face he had studied so long, and when this lonely girl w...
CHARLES DICKENS
He calls the knaves, Jacks, this boy! . . . And what coarse hands he has! And what thick boots!
CHARLES DICKENS
It's my girl that advises. She has the head. But I never own to it before her. Discipline must b...
CHARLES DICKENS
It is a far, far better thing that I do, than anything I have ever done; it is a far, far, better re...
CHARLES DICKENS
Papa, potatoes, poultry, prunes and prism, are all very good words for the lips.
CHARLES DICKENS
External heat and cold had little influence on Scrooge. No warmth could warm, no wintry weather chil...
CHARLES DICKENS
. . . in seclusion, she had secluded herself from a thousand natural and healing influences; that, h...
CHARLES DICKENS
For you, and for any dear to you, I would do anything. I would embrace any sacrifice for you and for...
CHARLES DICKENS
At the great iron gate of the churchyard he stopped and looked in. He looked up at the high tower sp...
CHARLES DICKENS
There was no noise, no effort, no consciences in anything he did, but in everything an indescribable...
CHARLES DICKENS