A CHRISTMAS CAROL - STAVE 2 (SCROOGE ("Poor boy!" and cried…
A CHRISTMAS CAROL - STAVE 2
THE GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PAST
"It was a strange figure - like a child; yet no so like a child as like an old man"
"a bright clear jet of light"
"it wore a tunic of the purest white"
being diminished to child's proportions"
"branch of fresh green holly"
"touched him on the arm"
"Singularly low, as if, instead of being so close behind him, it were at a distance"
"Strange to have forgotten it for so many years"
"he could no more sleep than go to heaven"
"Your lip is trembling"
"with an unusual catching in his voice"
"A solitary child, neglected by his friends, is left there still"
"And he sobbed"
"his poor forgotten self as he used to be"
"the heart of Scrooge with softening influence, and gave a freer passage to his tears"
"Poor boy!" and cried again"
"a mournful shaking of his head"
"He corroborated everything, remember everything, enjoyed everything"
"wear the signs of care and avarice"
"showed the passion that had taken root, and where the shadow of the growing tree would fall"
"eager, greedy, restless motion in the eye"
"Why do you delight to torture me?"
"Quite alone in the world I do believe"
"that it was still very foggy and extremely cold"
"The darkness and the mist had vanished with it, for it was a clear, cold, winter day with snow upon the ground"
"Father is so much kinder than he used to be, that home's like heaven"
"brimful of glee"
"being too little laughed again
"Always a delicate creature" (Ghost)
"But she had a large heart"
"adjusted his capacious waistcoat; laughed all over himself, from his shoes to his organ of benevolence
"fuel was heaped upon the fire"
"one vast substantial smile" (Mrs Fezziwig)
"the warehouse was as snug, and warm, and dry
"beaming and lovable"
"some shyly, some boldly, some gracefully, some awkwardly, some pushing, some pulling; in they all came, anyhow and everyhow"
"she was worthy to be his partner in every sense of the term"
"A positive light appeared to issue from Fezziwig's calves"
"shaking hands with every person individually as he or she went out"
"He has the power to render us happy or unhappy"
"A small matter ... to make all these silly folks to full of gratitude"
"The happiness he gives is quite as great as if it cost a fortune"
"in whose eyes there were tears, which sparkled in the light
"as an unprofitable dream"
"when we were one in heart is fraught with misery now
"Our contract is an old one
"But if you were free today
"With a full heart, for the love of him you once were"
"not very large or handsome, but full of comfort"
"the mother and daughter laughed heartily"
"What would I not have given to be on of them!
"The joy, and gratitude, and ecstasy!