English Lit AS Wider Reading Quotes

Cards 1-3: Industry and Empire Quotes

Cards 4-6: Evolving Attitudes Quotes

Cards 7-9: Social Problems Quotes

Cards 10-12: Position of Women Quotes

(D) = Drama

(Pr) = Prose

(Po)= Poetry

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(D) Pillars of Society- Henrik Ibsen. (Mrs Rummel)
"Yes, you know last year we only by a hair's breadth escaped the project of having a railway here."
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(Pr) Hard Times- Charles Dickens.
"It was a town of red brick, or of brick that would have been red if the smoke and ashes had allowed."
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(Po) Ode- Arthur O'Shaughnessy.
"We build up the world's great cities."
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(D) Mrs Warren's Profession- George Bernard Shaw. (Mrs Warren)
"Where would we be now if we'd minded the clergyman's foolishness?"
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(Pr) The Picture of Dorian Gray- Oscar Wilde. (Lord Henry)
"I would suggest that we should appeal to science to put us straight."
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(Po) "Fath" Is A Fine Invention- Emily Dickinson.
"Faith is a fine invention when Gentlemen can see- but microscopes are prudent in an emergency."
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(D) Mrs Warren's Profession- George Bernard Shaw. (Mrs Warren)
"What did they get by their respectability? I'll tell you. One of them worked in a white lead factory 12 hours a day for 9 shillings a week until she died of lead poisoning."
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(Pr) Oliver Twist- Charles Dickens.
"The very rats, which here and there lay putrifying in its rottenness were hideous with famine."
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(Po) The Cry of the Children- Elizabeth Barrett Browning.
"It is good that it happens," say the children, "That we die before our time."
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(D) A Doll's House- Henrik Ibsen. (Nora/Torvald)
"What do you consider my most sacred duties?" "... your husband and your children."
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(Pr) The Picture of Dorian Gray- Oscar Wilde. (Lord Henry)
"No woman is a genius. Women are a decorative sex. They never have anything to say, but they say it charmingly."
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(Po) Cousin Kate- Christina Rossetti.
"He changed me like a glove so now I moan, an unclean thing, who might have been a dove."
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"It was a town of red brick, or of brick that would have been red if the smoke and ashes had allowed."

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(Pr) Hard Times- Charles Dickens.

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"We build up the world's great cities."

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Card 4

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"Where would we be now if we'd minded the clergyman's foolishness?"

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Card 5

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"I would suggest that we should appeal to science to put us straight."

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