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  • 21.
    Bring in the bottled lightning, a clean tumbler, and a corkscrew.
    Charles Dickens (1812-1870), British novelist. "The Gentleman in the Small-clothes," in Nicholas Nickleby, ch. 49 (1839).
  • 22.
    It's my old girl that advises. She has the head. But I never own to it before her. Discipline must be maintained.
    Charles Dickens (1812-1870), British novelist. Mr. Bagnet, in Bleak House, ch. 27 (1852).

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  • 23.
    There are strings in the human heart that had better not be wibrated.
    Charles Dickens (1812-1870), British novelist. Mr. Tappertit, in Barnaby Rudge, ch. 22 (1841).

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  • 24.
    There are not a few among the disciples of charity who require, in their vocation, scarcely less excitement than the votaries of pleasure in theirs.
    Charles Dickens (1812-1870), British novelist. Nicholas Nickleby, ch. 18, p. 213 (1839).
  • 25.
    Miss Knag still aimed at youth, although she had shot beyond it, years ago.
    Charles Dickens (1812-1870), British novelist. Nicholas Nickleby, ch. 17, 210 (1839).

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  • 26.
    It was not exactly a hairdresser's; that is to say, people of a coarse and vulgar turn of mind might have called it a barber's; for they not only cut and curled ladies elegantly, and children carefully, but shaved gentlemen easily.
    Charles Dickens (1812-1870), British novelist. Nicholas Nickleby, ch.52, p. 684 (1839).

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  • 27.
    Pale and pinched-up faces hovered about the windows where was tempting food; hungry eyes wandered over the profusion guarded by one thin sheet of brittle glass—an iron wall to them; half-naked shivering figures stopped to gaze at Chinese shawls and golden stuffs of India.
    Charles Dickens (1812-1870), British novelist. Nicholas Nickleby, ch. 32, p. 409 (1839).

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  • 28.
    An inebriated elderly gentleman in the last depths of shabbiness... played the calm and virtuous old men.
    Charles Dickens (1812-1870), British novelist. Nicholas Nickleby, ch. 23, p. 293 (1839). As a member of Vincent Crummles' theatrical troupe.
  • 29.
    Oh the nerves, the nerves; the mysteries of this machine called man! Oh the little that unhinges it, poor creatures that we are!
    Charles Dickens (1812-1870), British novelist. Alderman Cute, in "Third Quarter," The Chimes (1844).
  • 30.
    May not the complaint, that common people are above their station, often take its rise in the fact of uncommon people being below theirs?
    Charles Dickens (1812-1870), British novelist. Nicholas Nickleby, ch. 17, 213 (1839).

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