1 Her mother died when she was a baby, and her father denied her nothing.
2 Of course he knew about my father from his connection with Miss Havisham.
3 But my father were that good in his hart that he couldn't abear to be without us.
4 Her father was a country gentleman down in your part of the world, and was a brewer.
5 He was so obliging as to suggest my father for your tutor, and he called on my father to propose it.
6 Howsever they come, they didn't ought to come, and they come from the father of lies, and work round to the same.
7 The shape of the letters on my father's, gave me an odd idea that he was a square, stout, dark man, with curly black hair.
8 My father, Pip, he were given to drink, and when he were overtook with drink, he hammered away at my mother, most onmerciful.
9 My father thought you would get on more agreeably through to-morrow with me than with him, and might like to take a walk about London.
10 At last his father disinherited him; but he softened when he was dying, and left him well off, though not nearly so well off as Miss Havisham.
11 My father's family name being Pirrip, and my Christian name Philip, my infant tongue could make of both names nothing longer or more explicit than Pip.
12 As to our lodging, it's not by any means splendid, because I have my own bread to earn, and my father hasn't anything to give me, and I shouldn't be willing to take it, if he had.
13 'Consequence, my father didn't make objections to my going to work; so I went to work at my present calling, which were his too, if he would have followed it, and I worked tolerable hard, I assure you, Pip.
14 There were stronger differences between him and her than there had been between him and his father, and it is suspected that he cherished a deep and mortal grudge against her as having influenced the father's anger.
15 'Consequence, my mother and me we ran away from my father several times; and then my mother she'd go out to work, and she'd say, "Joe," she'd say, "now, please God, you shall have some schooling, child," and she'd put me to school.
16 I was to go to "Barnard's Inn," to young Mr. Pocket's rooms, where a bed had been sent in for my accommodation; I was to remain with young Mr. Pocket until Monday; on Monday I was to go with him to his father's house on a visit, that I might try how I liked it.
17 My construction even of their simple meaning was not very correct, for I read "wife of the Above" as a complimentary reference to my father's exaltation to a better world; and if any one of my deceased relations had been referred to as "Below," I have no doubt I should have formed the worst opinions of that member of the family.
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