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1  Keep me here all my life long; but pray, pray send them back.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
2  Still, the same quiet life went on at the little cottage, and the same cheerful serenity prevailed among its inmates.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
3  He was about to throw himself on the ground, and make one struggle for his young life, when he saw that they stood before a solitary house: all ruinous and decayed.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
4  So three months glided away; three months which, in the life of the most blessed and favoured of mortals, might have been unmingled happiness, and which, in Oliver's were true felicity.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
5  He will wake in an hour or so, I dare say; and although I have told that thick-headed constable-fellow downstairs that he musn't be moved or spoken to, on peril of his life, I think we may converse with him without danger.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
6  The blessing was from a young child's lips, but it was the first that Oliver had ever heard invoked upon his head; and through the struggles and sufferings, and troubles and changes, of his after life, he never once forgot it.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
7  The actors in the mimic life of the theatre, are blind to violent transitions and abrupt impulses of passion or feeling, which, presented before the eyes of mere spectators, are at once condemned as outrageous and preposterous.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
8  The simple fact was, that Oliver, instead of possessing too little feeling, possessed rather too much; and was in a fair way of being reduced, for life, to a state of brutal stupidity and sullenness by the ill usage he had received.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
9  The transitions in real life from well-spread boards to death-beds, and from mourning-weeds to holiday garments, are not a whit less startling; only, there, we are busy actors, instead of passive lookers-on, which makes a vast difference.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
10  The persons on whom I have bestowed my dearest love, lie deep in their graves; but, although the happiness and delight of my life lie buried there too, I have not made a coffin of my heart, and sealed it up, forever, on my best affections.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
11  Whenever the Dodger or Charley Bates came home at night, empty-handed, he would expatiate with great vehemence on the misery of idle and lazy habits; and would enforce upon them the necessity of an active life, by sending them supperless to bed.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
12  Such commendations had been bestowed upon his bravery, that he could not, for the life of him, help postponing the explanation for a few delicious minutes; during which he had flourished, in the very zenith of a brief reputation for undaunted courage.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
13  The sun shone brightly; as brightly as if it looked upon no misery or care; and, with every leaf and flower in full bloom about her; with life, and health, and sounds and sights of joy, surrounding her on every side: the fair young creature lay, wasting fast.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
14  Noah's shouts were responded to, by a loud scream from Charlotte, and a louder from Mrs. Sowerberry; the former of whom rushed into the kitchen by a side-door, while the latter paused on the staircase till she was quite certain that it was consistent with the preservation of human life, to come further down.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
15  Now, the fact was that the excellent doctor had never acted upon anything but impulse all through his life, and it was no bad compliment to the nature of the impulses which governed him, that so far from being involved in any peculiar troubles or misfortunes, he had the warmest respect and esteem of all who knew him.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
16  The great trees, which had looked shrunken and bare in the earlier months, had now burst into strong life and health; and stretching forth their green arms over the thirsty ground, converted open and naked spots into choice nooks, where was a deep and pleasant shade from which to look upon the wide prospect, steeped in sunshine, which lay stretched beyond.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
17  It is a common thing for the countenances of the dead, even in that fixed and rigid state, to subside into the long-forgotten expression of sleeping infancy, and settle into the very look of early life; so calm, so peaceful, do they grow again, that those who knew them in their happy childhood, kneel by the coffin's side in awe, and see the Angel even upon earth.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
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