Barnaby Rudge (and Hard times).

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Chapman & Hall, 1858
 

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Página 206 - THOMAS GRADGRIND, sir. A man of realities. A man of facts and calculations. A man who proceeds upon the principle that two and two are four^ and nothing over, and who is not to be talked into allowing for anything over.
Página 207 - Indeed, as he eagerly sparkled at them from the cellarage before mentioned, he seemed a kind of cannon loaded to the muzzle with facts, and prepared to blow them clean out of the regions of childhood at one discharge. He seemed a galvanizing apparatus, too, charged with a grim mechanical substitute for the tender young imaginations that were to be stormed away. "Girl number twenty," said Mr. Gradgrind, squarely pointing with his square forefinger, " I don't know that girl. Who is that girl ? " "Sissy...
Página 208 - ... he ever possessed. His cold eyes would hardly have been eyes, but for the short ends of lashes which, by bringing them into immediate contrast with something paler than themselves, expressed their form. His snortcropped hair might have been a mere continuation of the sandy freckles on his forehead and face.
Página 207 - Jupe. Let me see. What is your father?" "He belongs to the horse-riding, if you please, Sir." Mr. Gradgrind frowned, and waved off the objectionable calling with his hand. "We don't want to know anything about that, here. You mustn't tell us about that, here. Your father breaks horses, don't he?" "If you please. Sir, when they can get any to break, they do break horses in the ring, Sir.
Página 255 - ... again. And he said, This schoolroom is an immense town, and in it there are a million of inhabitants, and only five-and-twenty are starved to death in the streets, in the course of a year. What is your remark on that proportion? And my remark was - for I couldn't think of a better one - that I thought it must be just as hard upon those who were starved, whether the others were a million, or a million million. And that was wrong, too.
Página 278 - Let him who is without sin among you cast the first stone at her !' There have been plenty to do that. Thou art not the man to cast the last stone, Stephen, when she is brought so low.
Página 209 - No,' said the gentleman, with an indignant look at the wrong half. 'Why, then, you are not to see anywhere, what you don't see in fact; you are not to have anywhere, what you don't have in fact. What is called Taste, is only another name for Fact.' i Thomas Gradgrind nodded his approbation. This is a new principle, a discovery, a great discovery,
Página 215 - Louisa looked at her father with more boldness than Thomas did. Indeed, Thomas did not look at him, but gave himself up to be taken home like a machine. " In the name of wonder, idleness, and folly!" said Mr. Gradgrind, leading each away by a hand; " what do you do here P" "Wanted to see what it was like,
Página 291 - ... fantastic or (I am using synonymous terms) sentimental. Mr Bounderby would have seen you grow up under his eyes, to very little purpose, if he could so far forget what is due to your good sense, not to say to his, as to address you from any such ground. Therefore, perhaps the expression itself — I merely suggest this to you, my dear - may be a little misplaced.
Página 461 - but I am sure you know that the whole social system is a question of self-interest. What you must always appeal to, is a person's self-interest. It's your only hold. We are so constituted. I was brought up in that catechism when I was young, sir, as you are aware.

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