Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Dickens 200

Two hundred ears ago today Charles Dickens was born. Not read all his works but have enjoyed many of them,

At times he is profound although often somewhat sentimental. But this from Great Expectations as Pip leaves his home, where he had been brought up by his sister and Joe Gargrey,  touches my heart,
Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts. I was better after I had cried, than before--more sorry, more aware of my own ingratitude, more gentle.
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