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!
Charles Dickens (1812 - 1870)
Source: The Old Curiosity Shop,
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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.
Whatever was required to be done, the Circumlocution Office was beforehand with all the public departments in the art of perceiving HOW NOT TO DO IT.
Source: Little Dorrit.
Any man may be in good spirits and good temper when he's well dressed. There an't much credit in that.
Source: Mark Tapley in Martin Chuzzelwit.
Stranger, pause and ask thyself the question, Canst thou do likewise? If not, with a blush retire.
Source: Edwin Drood
The blossom is blighted, the leaf is withered, the God of day goes down upon the dreary scene, and in short you are for ever floored.
Source: David Copperfield
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