A multitude of people, and yet a solitude!
 Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities (1859). copy citation

Author Charles Dickens
Source A Tale of Two Cities
Topic loneliness crowd
Date 1859
Language English
Weblink https://www.gutenberg.org/files/98/98-h/98-h.htm


“There was a great hurry in the streets of people speeding away to get shelter before the storm broke; the wonderful corner for echoes resounded with the echoes of footsteps coming and going, yet not a footstep was there.
«A multitude of people, and yet a solitude!» said Darnay, when they had listened for a while.
«Is it not impressive, Mr. Darnay?» asked Lucie. «Sometimes, I have sat here of an evening, until I have fancied—but even the shade of a foolish fancy makes me shudder to-night, when all is so black and solemn—»” source

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