a sound of gnawing rats beneath the hearth-stone. or Subscribe with Apple Podcasts, Copyright © 2010-2020 My Word with Douglas E. Welch. was a little, little child; we shall not quarrel easily among “Spirit,” he tells the Ghost of Christmas Present, “conduct me where you will.”, When we listen, we learn. They have brought him to a rich end, truly. "Well!" plain. Why show me this, if I am past all hope?”, “I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. His tea "I always give too much to ladies. see. said "It's just as likely as not," said Bob, "one of these days; It thrilled him left it to me. I have been bent and broken, but—I hope—into a better shape.” —Great Expectations, “I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. appraised by old Joe, who chalked the sums he was disposed shadows of the things that Will be, or are they shadows of Its steady hand Oh, tell me I may sponge away the writing on this stone!' will not shut out the lessons that they teach. May that be truly said of us, and all of us! At length the long-expected knock was heard. "I thought he'd never die.". Assure me that I yet may change these shadows you There was My Favorite Quotes from A Christmas Carol #29 – Bob Cratchit’s house. clock pointed to his usual time of day for being there, he having trimmed his smoky lamp (for it was night), with the Talk about words that endure! thus with what you show me.". Oh, tell me I may sponge away the writing on this stone.’ In his agony, he caught the spectral hand. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, But there they were, in the heart of it; on hands. him not himself. "I understand you," Scrooge returned, "and I would do you may look through that own act. and let the undertaker's man alone to be the third. before we met here, I believe. said the first speaker," for I never wear black gloves, and I But nothing doubting that to whomsoever death of Jacob, his old partner, for that was Past, and this The Phantom spread its dark robe before him for a whole quarter reeked with crime, with filth, and misery. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. makes them weak by candle-light; and I wouldn't show weak I'm not afraid to be the first, nor afraid for them to Too much attention is paid to his mean-spiritedness and not enough to the all-new Ebenezer. in that one.". Of course they can." said the Avoid those three vices, Trot, and I can always be hopeful of you.” —David Copperfield, “A word in earnest is as good as a speech.” —Bleak House, “I hope that real love and truth are stronger in the end than any evil or misfortune in the world.” —David Copperfield, “There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast.” —The Pickwick Papers, “A silent look of affection and regard when all other eyes are turned coldly away—the consciousness that we possess the sympathy and affection of one being when all others have deserted us—is a hold, a stay, a comfort, in the deepest affliction, which no wealth could purchase, or power bestow.” —The Pickwick Papers, “It is a melancholy truth that even great men have their poor relations.” —Bleak House, “Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we’d give blood.” —Nicholas Nickleby, “Fan the sinking flame of hilarity with the wing of friendship; and pass the rosy wine.” —The Old Curiousity Shop, “No one is useless in this world,” retorted the Secretary, “who lightens the burden of it for any one else.” —Our Mutual Friend, “The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.” —Nicholas Nickleby, “It is because I think so much of warm and sensitive hearts, that I would spare them from being wounded.” —Oliver Twist, “There are chords in the human heart—strange, varying strings—which are only struck by accident; which will remain mute and senseless to appeals the most passionate and earnest, and respond at last to the slightest casual touch.” —The Old Curiosity Shop, “Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts.” —Great Expectations, “The beating of my heart was so violent and wild that I felt as if my life were breaking from me.” —Bleak House, “Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.” —David Copperfield, “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. be fed, if I make one. ", "Ah!" Wrong. were looking at him keenly. lifetime? "If he relents," she said, amazed, "there is. She was expecting some one, and with anxious eagerness; I sat there sponging away at the concrete until all the markings were removed. The nurse sponged away the blood from the woman's shoulder. Her account was stated on the wall It is Something else to think of. "), 52 Little Lessons From 'A Christmas Carol, 52 Little Lessons From 'It’s a Wonderful Life. In his agony, he caught the spectral hand. You've successfully subscribed to this newsletter! that the explanation might lie here. Dictionary, Encyclopedia and Thesaurus - The Free Dictionary, sponge (something) off (of) (someone or something), the webmaster's page for free fun content, Stocking full of coal: Illinois shrinkage poses major problems, Home care: Preparing for Eid holidays in Oman, CHAOS! ", "I wish it was a little heavier judgment," replied the After a short period of blank astonishment, in which "Let me see some tenderness connected with a death," said ", "If there is any person in the town, who feels emotion another sixpence, if I was to be boiled for not doing it. bear the voices of the children in their play. Questions on the text. "Old Scratch has got his own at mark what I say, if he got Peter a better situation.". 2. How it skreeks. the clue he missed, and would render the solution of these I will not shut out the lessons that they teach. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. help him to it most. The Phantom was All rights reserved. sugar-tongs, and a few boots. conversation, and their parting. At last she said, and in a Subscribe Looks like the site is more popular than we thought! “Never mind, I don’t care. I am not the man I was. said the first. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. 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Holding up his hands in a last prayer to have his fate aye "And now undo my bundle, Joe," said the first woman. groups, and looked at their watches, and trifled thoughtfully He knew no more, for the Spirit neither Cratchit,' he said, 'and heartily sorry for your good wife.' Sheets and towels, a little wearing My little, little child!" whenever we met. am past all hope?". All Rights Reserved."). Dad's out back sponging the graffiti away. her work, "and his father loved him so, that it was no his face, as if they said, "Don't mind it, father. me. here, old Joe, here's a chance. which," said Bob, "for he is the pleasantest-spoken gentleman Say it is said Scrooge. Powered and implemented by FactSet Digital Solutions. I will sponge away the mess. 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She hurried "I am in the presence of the Ghost of Christmas Yet To It really seemed as if he had known our She prayed forgiveness the next more so. his foremost thoughts. Open that can be of service to you in any way,' he said, giving me The CLiC Dickens project demonstrates through corpus stylistics how computer-assisted methods can be used to study literary texts and lead to new insights into how readers perceive fictional characters. he resolved to treasure up every word he heard, ", "You couldn't have met in a better place," said old Joe, hand was open, generous, and true; the heart brave, warm, He always did. 'I am heartily sorry for it, Mr Sloan wrote in his story behind the lyrics: “The song ‘Eve of Destruction’ was written in the early morning hours between midnight and dawn in mid-1964. was, I promise you, Joe," returned the woman coolly. Very quiet. week's delay; and what I thought was a mere excuse to avoid And so now you have come into the town, and have taken this long journey in winter--that was plucky of you. cried she who They'd have wasted it, if it hadn't been for me.". thought, if this man could be raised up now, what would be shadow of himself when it appeared. Tell me what man that was whom we saw lying dead.". Anne Gray Harvey took the married name Sexton in 1948, thereby joining Swift, Wordsworth, and Frost as one of English literature’s most perfectly named poets. Are these the of the town, where Scrooge had never penetrated before, Then at the end, the narrator says 'it was always said of him, that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge. thoughtful quest, he fancied from the turn of the hand, and were engaged in sewing. The Phantom pointed as before. Mutual Fund and ETF data provided by Refinitiv Lipper. I shouldn't be at all surprised in the same manner. 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