A Christmas Carol Stave 1 Quotations

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  • A Christmas Carol Key Quotations Stave 1
    • Scrooge
      • Hard and sharp as flint
      • A squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping... covetous old sinner
      • He was a tight-fisted hand and the grindstone
      • External heat and cold had little influence on Scrooge
      • What reason have you to be merry? You're poor enough
      • A time for paying bills without money
      • Because you fell in love!
      • If they had rather die then they had better do it, and decrease the surplus population
      • I can't afford to make idle people merry
      • The Treadmill and the Poor Law
      • Darkness is cheap, and Scrooge liked it
    • Alluding to the spirits/ The spirits
      • Marley was as dead as a doornail
      • Marley was dead: to begin with
      • These are the chains I forged in life
      • It was full as heavy and as long as this, seven Christmas eves ago
    • Weather
      • It was cold, bleak, biting weather
      • The palpable brown air
      • The fog came pouring in
      • The fog and darkness thickened
      • As if it's teeth were chattering in it's frozen head up there
    • Fred
      • A merry Christmas, uncle! God save you!
      • What right have you to be so dismal? You're rich enough
      • Therefore, uncle, although it has never put a scrap of gold or silver in my pocket, i believe it has done be good and will do me good. So i say god bless it!


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