'If the law supposes that,' said Mr. Bumble . . . 'the law is a ass, a idiot.'
Charles Dickens (1812 - 1870)
Source: Oliver Twist,
Contributed by: Zaady
My life is one demd horrid grind.
Source: Nicholas Nickleby.
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it to anyone else.
Source: Mark and Barbara Hall Collection.
What is the odds so long as the fire of soul is kindled at the taper of conwiviality, and the wing of friendship never moults a feather!
Source: The Old Curiosity Shop,
I wants to make your flesh creep.
Source: Pickwick Papers.
I only ask to be free. The butterflies are free. Mankind will surely not deny to Harold Skimpole what it concedes to the butterflies!
Source: Bleak House
Eccentricities of genius.
It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to, than I have ever known.
Source: A Tale of Two Cities
It is a melancholy truth that even great men have their poor relations.
"There are strings," said Mr. Tappertit, " . . . in the human heart that had better not be wibrated."
Source: The Old Curiosity Shop.
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