Dickensiana: a bibliography of the literature relating to Charles Dickens and his writings

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G. Redway, 1886 - 510 pages
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Page 461 - And now the bell — the bell she had so often heard by night and day, and listened to with solemn pleasure, almost as a living voice — rung its remorseless toll for her, so young, so beautiful, so good. Decrepit age, and vigorous life, and blooming youth, and helpless infancy poured forth, — on crutches, in the pride of strength and health, in the full blush of promise, in the mere dawn of life, — to gather round her tomb.
Page 192 - Plays and Poems, with a few Miscellanies in Prose. Now first collected. Edited, Prefaced, and Annotated by Richard Herne Shepherd. 2 vols.
Page 410 - Bob, a mixture of love and wit — who can equal this great genius? There are little words and phrases in his books which are like personal benefits to the reader. What a place it is to hold in the affections of men! What an awful responsibility hanging over a writer! What man holding such a place, and knowing that his words go forth to vast congregations of mankind,— to grown folks — to their children, and perhaps to their children's children,— but must think of his calling with a solemn and...
Page 470 - First, I commend my soul into the hands of God my creator, hoping, and assuredly believing, through the only merits of Jesus Christ my Saviour, to be made partaker of life everlasting; and my body to the earth whereof it is made.
Page 432 - He shows that life in its rudest form may wear a tragic grandeur ; that amidst follies and excesses, provoking laughter or scorn, the moral feelings do not wholly die ; and that the haunts of the blackest crime are sometimes lighted up by the presence and influence of the noblest souls.
Page 461 - Heaven in its mercy brought her to that peaceful spot, she passed again, and the old church received her in its quiet shade.
Page 419 - ... of life, and their emotions — with the same truth as their idiom and manners, his books would be the greatest contribution Art has ever made to the awakening of social sympathies. But while he can copy Mrs.
Page 412 - Dickens's art a thousand and a thousand times : I delight and wonder at his genius ; I recognize in it — I speak with awe and reverence — a commission from that Divine Beneficence, whose blessed task we know it will one day be to wipe every tear from every eye. Thankfully I take my share of the feast of love and kindness which this gentle and generous and charitable soul has contributed to the happiness of the world. I take and enjoy my share, and say a benediction for the meal.
Page 410 - Who can listen," exclaimed Thackeray, "to objections regarding such a book as this? It seems to me a national benefit, and to every man or woman who reads it a personal kindness.

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