A CHRISTMAS CAROL - STAVE ONE QUOTES (SCROOGE ("Humbug", "…
A CHRISTMAS CAROL - STAVE ONE QUOTES
"Scrooge never painted out Old Marley's name"
" a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous old sinner"
"Hard and sharp as flint"
"solitary as an oyster"
"which no steel had ever struck out generous fire"
"A frosty rime was on his head"
"The cold within him froze his features"
"He carried his own low temperature"
"Foul weather, did not know where to have him"
"External heat and cold had little influence"
"What right do you have to be merry?"
"should be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart"
"decrease the surplus population"
"It's enough for a man understand his own business, and not to interfere with other people's.Mine occupies me constantly""
"A poor excuse for picking a man's pocket"
"walked out in a growl"
"Speak comfort to me, Jacob"
"Darkness is cheap, and Scrooge liked it
"not so in obedience as in surprise and fear"
"but it was quite dark already - it had not been light all day"
"dismal little cell"
"Scrooge had a very small fire, but the clerk's fire was so very much smaller that it looked like one coal"
"the clerk, who, cold as he was, was warmer than Scrooge"
"(for he boasted no greatcoat)"
"that he was all in glow; his face was ruddy and handsome; his eyes sparkled, and his breath smoked again"
"without an angry word, notwithstanding"
"Because I fell in love"
"fellow-passengers to the grave"
"I want nothing from you; I ask nothing of you; why cannot we be friends?
"I believe it has done me good and will do me good"
"when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely."
"I am sorry, with all my heart"
"sacred name and origin"
"Marley was dead, to begin with" STAVE ONE
"Old Marley was as dead as doornail" STAVE ONE
*"Scrooge was his sole executor, his sole administrator, his sole assign, his sole residuary legatee, his sole friend, and sole mourner" STAVE ONE
"We have no doubt that his liberality is well represented by his surviving partner"
"The chain clasped around his middle."
"of cash-boxes, keys, padlocks, ledgers, deeds and heavy purses wrought of steel"
"chilling influence of its death-cold eyes"
"condemned to do so after death"
"I made it link by link, yard by yard: I girded it on of my own free will, and of my own free will I wore it"
"I cannot rest, I cannot stay, I cannot linger anywhere"
"The narrow limits of our money-changing hole"
"not to know the ages of incessant labour, by immortal creatures
"Mankind was my business"
"some slight provision for the poor"
"are there no prisons"
"Foggier yet, and colder! Piercing,searching, biting cold"