Charles Dickens

A Christmas Carol

    violetstar97has quoted5 years ago
    "Merry Christmas! What right have you to be merry? What reason have you to be merry? You're poor enough."
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    Stave I Marley’s Ghost
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    Preface
    I have endeavoured in this ghostly little book to raise the ghost of an Idea which shall not put my readers out of humour with themselves, with each other, with the season, or with me. May it haunt their house pleasantly, and no one wish to lay it.

    Their faithful Friend and Servant,

    C. D.

    December, 1843.
    kittyvikycihas quoted4 months ago
    squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous, old sinner!
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    the passion that had taken root,
    nhas quoted5 months ago
    “Why did you get married?” said Scrooge.

    “Because I fell in love.”

    “Because you fell in love!” growled Scrooge, as if that were the only one thing in the world more ridiculous than a merry Christmas. “Good afternoon!”
    nhas quoted5 months ago
    What else can I be,” returned the uncle, “when I live in such a world of fools as this? Merry Christmas! Out upon merry Christmas! What’s Christmastime to you but a time for paying bills without money; a time for finding yourself a year older, and not an hour richer; a time for balancing your books, and having every item in ’em through a round dozen of months presented dead against you? If I could work my will,” said Scrooge indignantly, “every idiot who goes about with ‘Merry Christmas’ on his lips should be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart. He should!”
    nhas quoted5 months ago
    But what did Scrooge care? It was the very thing he liked. To edge his way along the crowded paths of life, warning all human sympathy to keep its distance, was what the knowing ones call “nuts” to Scrooge.
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    provided for that purpos
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    laughed all over himself, from his shoes to his organ of benevolence; and called out, in a comfortable, oily, rich, fat, jovial voice—
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    laughed all over himself,
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    very foreign to his usual character,
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    neglected by his friends,
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    Strange to have forgotten it for so many years!”
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    forbearance, and benevolence
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    bound, and double-ironed,”
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    very slow about it
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    Incessant torture of remorse.”
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    It is required of every man
    Belen Riveroshas quoted5 months ago
    boy is Ignorance. This girl is Want.
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