A Christmas Carol - Stave One

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"Marley was dead: to begin with"
"Old Marley was as dead as a door nail"
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"Scrooge was his sole executor... his sole friend, and sole mourner"
"And even Scrooge was not so dreadfully cut up by the sad event"
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"Scrooge never painted out Old Marley's name"
"a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous, old sinner."
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"But he was a tight-fisted hand at the grindstone, Scrooge!"
"Hard and sharp as flint, from which no steel had ever struck out generous fire"
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"Solitary as an oyster"
"The cold within him froze his old features"
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"he iced his office in the dog-days; and didn’t thaw it one degree at Christmas."
"External heat had little influence on Scrooge."
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"But what did Scrooge care? It was the very thing he liked. To edge his way along the crowded paths of life, warning all human sympathy to keep its distance"
"It was cold, bleak, biting weather; foggy withal"
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"Who (Bob C) in a dismal little cell beyond"
"Scrooge had a very small fire, but the clerk's fire was so much smaller that it looked like one coal"
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"(Bob) tried to warm himself at the candle"
"What reason have you to be merry? You're poor enough... What reason have you to be morose? You're rich enough"
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"What's Christmas time to you but a time for paying bills without money"
"when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys."
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"I want nothing from you; I ask nothing of you; why cannot we be friends?"
"my clerk, with fifteen shillings a week, and a wife and family, talking about a merry Christmas. I'll retire to Bedlam."
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"Many thousands are in want of common necessaries; hundreds of thousands are in want of common comforts, sir"
"It's a time, of all others, when Want is keenly felt, and Abundance rejoices"
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"And the Union workhouses?... Are they still in operation?"
"If they would rather die... they had better do it, and decrease the surplus population"
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"It's enough for a man to understand his own business, and not to interfere with other people's"
"Meanwhile the fog and darkness thickened so"
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"The ancient tower of a church, whose gruff old bell was always peeping slily down at Scrooge"
"The cold became intense"
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"Warming their hands and winking their eyes before the blaze in rapture"
"The brightness of shops where holly sprigs and berries crackled in the lamp heat of windows, made pale faces ruddy as they passed"
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"Foggier yet, and colder!"
"Piercing, searching, biting cold"
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"The owner of one scant young nose, gnawed and mumbled by the hungry cold as bones are gnawed by dogs"
"It's not convenient... and it's not fair. If I was to stop half a crown for it, you'd think yourself ill-used, I'll be bound?"
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"We have no doubt his liberality is well represented by his surviving partner"
"Scrooge took his melancholy dinner in his usual melancholy tavern"
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"He lived in chambers which had once belonged to his deceased partner"
"Scrooge thought he saw a locomotive hearse going on before him in the gloom"
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"Darkness is cheap, and Scrooge liked it"
"Quite satisfied, he closed his door, and locked himself in"
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"It was made of cashboxes, keys, padlocks, ledgers, deeds and heavy purses wrought in steel"
"There's more gravy than of grave about you, whatever you are!"
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"Scrooge fell upon his knees and clasped his hands before his face"
"Its lower jaw dropped down upon its breast!"
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"Shook its chain with such a dismal and appalling noise"
"It is required of every man... that the spirit within him should walk abroad among his fellow men, and travel far and wide, and if that spirit goes not forth in life it is condemned to do so after death"It is required of every man... that the spirit with
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"It is doomed to wander through the world...and witness what it cannot share, but might have shared on earth, and turned to happiness"
"You are fettered"
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"I wear the chain I forged in life... I made it link by link and yard by yard. I girded it on of my own free will... and of my own free will I wore it"I wear the chain I forged in life... I made it link by link and yard by yard. I girded it on of my own f
"You have laboured on it. It is a ponderous chain!"
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"I cannot rest, I cannot stay, I cannot linger anywhere."
"Seven years dead... And travelling all the time?"
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"The whole time... no rest, no peace - incessant torture of remorse"The whole time... no rest, no peace - incessant torture of remorse"
"Mankind was my business. The common welfare was my business was my business; charity, mercy, forbearance and benevolence were all my business. The dealings of my trade were but a drop of water in the comprehensive ocean of my business!"
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"Why did I walk through crowds of fellow beings with my eyes turned down, and never raise them to that blessed star which led the wise men to a poor abode? Were there no poor homes to which its light would have conducted me?"
"Without their visits... you cannot hope to shun the path I tread"
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"The misery with them all was, clearly, that they sought to interfere, for good, in human matters, and had lost the power forever"The misery with them all was, clearly, that they sought to interfere, for good, in human matters, and had lost the power fore
"He tried to say 'Humbug!' but stopped at the first syllable"He tried to say 'Humbug!' but stopped at the first syllable"
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