Ex Libris Kirkland

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First Written 1838
Genre Fiction
Origin UK
Publisher Penguin Classics
ISBN-10 0140435123
ISBN-13 978-0140435122
My Copy Clothbound Hardback
First Read September 02, 2007

Nicholas Nickleby

It is not for me to say by what means or what degrees, some wives manage to keep down some husbands as they do, although I may have my private opinion on the subject, and may think that no Member of Parliament ought to be marreid, inasmuch as three married members out of every four must vote according to their weives' consciences (if there be such things), and not according to their own.

Quoted on October 4, 2011

There are many lives of much pain, hardship, and suffering, which, having no stirring interest for any but those who lead them, are disregarded by persons who do not want thought or feeling, but who pamper their compassion and need high stimulants to rouse it.

Quoted on October 4, 2011

Thus, cases of injustice, and oppression, and tyranny, and the most extravagant bigotry, are in constant occurrence among us every day. It is the custom to trumpet forth much wonder and astonishment at the chief actors therein setting at defiance so completely the opinion of the world; but there is no greater fallacy; it is precisely because they do consult the opinion of their own little worlds that such things take place at all, and strike the great world dumb with amazement.

Quoted on October 4, 2011

It's the finest boy I ever saw in all my life,' said the doctor. 'I never saw such a baby.

It is a pleasant thing to reflect upon, and furnishes a complete answer to those who contend for the gradual degeneration of the human species, that every baby born into the world is a finer one than the last.

Quoted on October 4, 2011

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