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1  Noah was a charity-boy, but not a workhouse orphan.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
2  Take the boy back to the workhouse, and treat him kindly.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
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3  The workhouse authorities replied with humility, that there was not.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
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4  Mr. Bumble had married Mrs. Corney, and was master of the workhouse.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
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5  The relief was inseparable from the workhouse and the gruel; and that frightened people.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
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6  But the number of workhouse inmates got thin as well as the paupers; and the board were in ecstasies.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
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7  The hungry and destitute situation of the infant orphan was duly reported by the workhouse authorities to the parish authorities.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
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8  Along this same footpath, Oliver well-remembered he had trotted beside Mr. Bumble, when he first carried him to the workhouse from the farm.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
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9  Mrs. Mann gave him a thousand embraces, and what Oliver wanted a great deal more, a piece of bread and butter, less he should seem too hungry when he got to the workhouse.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
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10  The parish authorities inquired with dignity of the workhouse authorities, whether there was no female then domiciled in 'the house' who was in a situation to impart to Oliver Twist, the consolation and nourishment of which he stood in need.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
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11  Mr. Bumble sat in the workhouse parlour, with his eyes moodily fixed on the cheerless grate, whence, as it was summer time, no brighter gleam proceeded, than the reflection of certain sickly rays of the sun, which were sent back from its cold and shining surface.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
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12  Mr. Gamfield's most sanguine estimate of his finances could not raise them within full five pounds of the desired amount; and, in a species of arithmetical desperation, he was alternately cudgelling his brains and his donkey, when passing the workhouse, his eyes encountered the bill on the gate.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
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13  Although I am not disposed to maintain that the being born in a workhouse, is in itself the most fortunate and enviable circumstance that can possibly befall a human being, I do mean to say that in this particular instance, it was the best thing for Oliver Twist that could by possibility have occurred.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
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14  Mr. Gamfield smiled, too, as he perused the document; for five pounds was just the sum he had been wishing for; and, as to the boy with which it was encumbered, Mr. Gamfield, knowing what the dietary of the workhouse was, well knew he would be a nice small pattern, just the very thing for register stoves.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
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15  Oliver's sobs checked his utterance for some minutes; when he was on the point of beginning to relate how he had been brought up at the farm, and carried to the workhouse by Mr. Bumble, a peculiarly impatient little double-knock was heard at the street-door: and the servant, running upstairs, announced Mr. Grimwig.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
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16  Mr. Bumble had been despatched to make various preliminary inquiries, with the view of finding out some captain or other who wanted a cabin-boy without any friends; and was returning to the workhouse to communicate the result of his mission; when he encountered at the gate, no less a person than Mr. Sowerberry, the parochial undertaker.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
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17  Oliver had not been within the walls of the workhouse a quarter of an hour, and had scarcely completed the demolition of a second slice of bread, when Mr. Bumble, who had handed him over to the care of an old woman, returned; and, telling him it was a board night, informed him that the board had said he was to appear before it forthwith.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
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