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Bartlett's Familiar Quotations

A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced to Their Sources in Ancient and Modern Literature


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Author: Charles Dickens
  A demd, damp, moist, unpleasant body!
Nicholas Nickleby. Chap. xxxiv.

Author: Charles Dickens
  He has gone to the demnition bow-wows.
Nicholas Nickleby. Chap. lxiv.

Author: Charles Dickens
  My life is one demd horrid grind.
Nicholas Nickleby. Chap. lxiv.

Author: Charles Dickens
  He had used the word in a Pickwickian sense.
Pickwick Papers. Chap. i.

Author: Charles Dickens
  Did it ever strike you on such a morning as this that drowning would be happiness and peace?
Pickwick Papers. Chap. v.

Author: Charles Dickens
  The wictim of connubiality.
Pickwick Papers. Chap. xx.

Author: Charles Dickens
  I am a lone lorn creetur and everythink goes contrairy with me.
David Copperfield. Chap. iii.

Author: Charles Dickens
  Barkis is willin’.
David Copperfield. Chap. v.

Author: Charles Dickens
  Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery.
David Copperfield. Chap. xii.

Author: Charles Dickens
  I never will desert Mr. Micawber.
David Copperfield. Chap. xii.

Author: Charles Dickens
  Accidents will occur in the best regulated families.
David Copperfield. Chap. xxvii.

Author: Charles Dickens
  Papa, potatoes, poultry, prunes and prism, all very good words for the lips,—especially prunes and prism.
Little Dorrit. Book ii. Chap. v.

Author: Charles Dickens
  Whatever was required to be done, the Circumlocution Office was beforehand with all the public departments in the art of perceiving
Little Dorrit. Book ii. Chap. x.

Author: Charles Dickens
  Secret and self-contained and solitary as an oyster.
A Christmas Carol. Stave 1.

Author: Charles Dickens
  In came Mrs. Fezziwig, one vast substantial smile.
A Christmas Carol. Stave 2.

Author: Charles Dickens
  He’s tough, ma’am,—tough is J. B.; tough and devilish sly.
Dombey and Son. Chap. vii.

Author: Charles Dickens
  When found, make a note of.
Dombey and Son. Chap. xv.

Author: Charles Dickens
  The bearings of this observation lays in the application on it.
Dombey and Son. Chap. xxiii.

Author: Charles Dickens
  Oh, Sairey, Sairey, little do we know what lays before us!
Martin Chuzzlewit. Chap. i.

Author: Charles Dickens
  Any man may be in good spirits and good temper when he’s well dressed. There ain’t much credit in that.
Martin Chuzzlewit. Chap. v.

Author: Charles Dickens
  Not to put too fine a point upon it.
Bleak House. Chap. xxxii.

Author: Charles Dickens
  “If the law supposes that,” said Mr. Bumble, “the law is a ass, a idiot.”
Oliver Twist. Chap. li.



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