Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Book Ten - Bleak House - Part Two

More wonderful quotes from Mr. Comedy, Charles Dickens--
Mrs. Rouncewell holds this opinion because she considers that a family of such antiquity and importance has a right to a ghost.  She regards a ghost as one of the privileges of the upper classes, a genteel distinction to which the common people have no claim.
I believe the Lib Dems are trying to reverse that policy.
"Pray take some refreshment, sir," said I.
I so want to use that line at least once in my lifetime. 

More great descriptions--
Sir Leicester is generally in a complacent state, and rarely bored. When he has nothing else to do, he can always contemplate his own greatness. It is a considerable advantage to a man to have so inexhaustible a subject.
There is something indefinably keen and wan about her anatomy, and she has a watchful way of looking out of the corners of her eyes without turning her head which could be pleasantly dispensed with, especially when she is in an ill humour and near knives.
Finally, we’re getting to the mystery! I do love a mystery. 
But whether each evermore watches and suspects the other, evermore mistrustful of some great reservation; whether each is evermore prepared at all points for the other, and never to be taken unawares; what each would give to know how much the other knows—all this is hidden, for the time, in their own hearts.
*cue suspenseful music*

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