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" As the fierce dark teaching of his childhood had never sunk into his heart, so the first article in his code of morals was, that he must begin in practical humility, with looking well to his feet on Earth, and that he could never mount on wings of words... "
Little Dorrit - Page 235
by Charles Dickens - 1857 - 625 pages
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Little Dorrit

Charles Dickens - Fiction - 1857 - 788 pages
...practical humility, with looking well to his feet on Earth, and that he could never mount on wings of words to Heaven. Duty on earth, restitution on earth, action...broad high road paved with vain professions and vain repetitious, motes from other men's eyes and liberal delivery of others to the judgment — all cheap...
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Works of Charles Dickens: The Pickwick papers

Charles Dickens - 1865
...practical humility, with looking well to his feet on Earth, and that he could never mount on wings of words to Heaven. Duty on earth, restitution on earth, action...motes from other men's eyes and liberal delivery of otters to the judg ment — all cheap materials, costing absolutely nothing. No. It was not a selfish...
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Charles Dickens's works. Charles Dickens ed. [18 vols. of a 21 vol. set ...

Charles Dickens - 1868
...practical humility, with looking well to his feet on Earth, and that he could never mount on wings of words to Heaven. Duty on Earth, restitution on earth, action...way ; far straiter and narrower than the broad high toad paved with vain professions and vain repetitions, motes from other men's eyes and liberal delivery...
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Works of Charles Dickens: Little Dorrit, Volumes 25-26

Charles Dickens - 1869
...practical humility, with looking well to his feet on Earth, and that he could never mount on wings of words to Heaven. Duty on earth, restitution on earth, action...narrow was the way ; far straiter and narrower than tho broad high road paved with vain professions and vain repetitions, motes from other men's eyes and...
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The Works of Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens - 1873
...practical humility, with looking well to his feet on Earth, and that he could never mount on wings of words to Heaven. Duty on earth, restitution on earth, action...the way ; far straiter and narrower than the broad high-road paved with vain professions and vain repetitions, motes from other men's eyes and liberal...
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Charles Dickens' Works: Little dorrit

Charles Dickens - 1885
...practical humility, with looking well to his feet on Earth, and that he could never mount on wings of words to Heaven. Duty on earth, restitution on earth, action...repetitions, motes from other men's eyes and liberal deliver)' of others to the judgment — all cheap materials, costing absolutel} nothing. 3'S On tlie...
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Works, Volume 2

Charles Dickens - 1890
...practical humility, with looking well to his feet on Earth, and that he could never mount on wings of words to Heaven. Duty on earth, restitution on earth, action...the way ; far straiter and narrower than the broad high-road paved with vain professions and vain repetitions, motes from other men's eyes and liberal...
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Works, Volume 25

Charles Dickens - 1890
...practical humility, with looking well to his feet on Earth, and that he could never mount on wings of words to Heaven. Duty on earth, restitution on earth, action...the way ; far straiter and narrower than the broad high-road paved with vain professions and vain repetitions, motes from other men's eyes and liberal...
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The pocket Dickens, passages chosen by A.H. Hyatt

Charles Dickens - 1906
...looking well to his feet on earth, and that he could never mount on wings of words to Heaven. "T^UTY on earth, restitution on earth, *-" action on earth...— all cheap materials costing absolutely nothing. TT is some years now, since we first con•*• ceived a strong veneration for Clowns, and an intense...
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The Secular Pilgrims of Victorian Fiction: The Novel as Book of Life

Barry V. Qualls - Literary Criticism - 1982 - 217 pages
...repetitions" (I: 27: 310). In the modern world the only sacred way lies around one, and it is a Carlylean way: "Duty on earth, restitution on earth, action on earth; these first, as the first steep steps upward" (I: 27: 310). Earth must be the place of godlike action - if there is a God. Dickens has thus stripped...
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