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Quotes from Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
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1  But nature or inheritance had implanted a good sturdy spirit in Oliver's breast.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
2  Hunger and recent ill-usage are great assistants if you want to cry; and Oliver cried very naturally indeed.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
3  It is a world of disappointment: often to the hopes we most cherish, and hopes that do our nature the greatest honour.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER LI
4  With these, and other muttered reflections of the like nature, the Jew once more deposited the watch in its place of safety.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
5  His features were not naturally intended to wear a smiling aspect, but he was in general rather given to professional jocosity.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
6  Although Oliver had been brought up by philosophers, he was not theoretically acquainted with the beautiful axiom that self-preservation is the first law of nature.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
7  'There is no pursuit more worthy of me: more worthy of the highest nature that exists: than the struggle to win such a heart as yours,' said the young man, taking her hand.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
8  The accounts of his ferocity as related by Mrs. Sowerberry and Charlotte, were of so startling a nature, that Mr. Bumble judged it prudent to parley, before opening the door.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
9  It shows us what a beautiful thing human nature may be made to be; and how impartially the same amiable qualities are developed in the finest lord and the dirtiest charity-boy.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
10  Men who look on nature, and their fellow-men, and cry that all is dark and gloomy, are in the right; but the sombre colours are reflections from their own jaundiced eyes and hearts.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
11  Notwithstanding the evidently useless nature of their search, they did not desist until the coming on of night rendered its further prosecution hopeless; and even then, they gave it up with reluctance.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
12  A medical practitioner, who resided on the spot, was in constant attendance upon her; and after first seeing the patient, he had taken Mrs. Maylie aside, and pronounced her disorder to be one of a most alarming nature.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
13  I know that she deserves the best and purest love the heart of man can offer,' said Mrs. Maylie; 'I know that the devotion and affection of her nature require no ordinary return, but one that shall be deep and lasting.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
14  As Sikes growled forth this imprecation, with the most desperate ferocity that his desperate nature was capable of, he rested the body of the wounded boy across his bended knee; and turned his head, for an instant, to look back at his pursuers.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
15  Apparently, the dog had been somewhat deceived by Mr. Fagin's outer garment; for as the Jew unbuttoned it, and threw it over the back of a chair, he retired to the corner from which he had risen: wagging his tail as he went, to show that he was as well satisfied as it was in his nature to be.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
16  Master Bates was also attentive to the play; but being of a more excitable nature than his accomplished friend, it was observable that he more frequently applied himself to the gin-and-water, and moreover indulged in many jests and irrelevant remarks, all highly unbecoming a scientific rubber.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
17  There were tears in the eyes of the gentle girl, as these words were spoken; and when one fell upon the flower over which she bent, and glistened brightly in its cup, making it more beautiful, it seemed as though the outpouring of her fresh young heart, claimed kindred naturally, with the loveliest things in nature.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
18  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
19  At length, in a fit of professional enthusiasm, he insisted upon producing his box of housebreaking tools: which he had no sooner stumbled in with, and opened for the purpose of explaining the nature and properties of the various implements it contained, and the peculiar beauties of their construction, than he fell over the box upon the floor, and went to sleep where he fell.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
20  He and the two ladies had been very carefully made acquainted by Mr. Brownlow with the nature of the admissions which had been forced from Monks; and although they knew that the object of their present journey was to complete the work which had been so well begun, still the whole matter was enveloped in enough of doubt and mystery to leave them in endurance of the most intense suspense.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER LI