Charles Dickens quote about disappointment from Oliver Twist - It is a world of disappointment: often to the hopes we most cherish, and hopes that do our nature the greatest honour.
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It is a world of disappointment: often to the hopes we most cherish, and hopes that do our nature the greatest honour.
 Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist (1838). copy citation

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Author Charles Dickens
Source Oliver Twist
Topic disappointment hope
Date 1838
Language English
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“Mr. Grimwig lost no time in carrying this notice into effect upon the blushing girl; and the example, being contagious, was followed both by the doctor and Mr. Brownlow: some people affirm that Harry Maylie had been observed to set it, originally, in a dark room adjoining; but the best authorities consider this downright scandal: he being young and a clergyman.
'Oliver, my child,' said Mrs. Maylie, 'where have you been, and why do you look so sad? There are tears stealing down your face at this moment. What is the matter?'
It is a world of disappointment: often to the hopes we most cherish, and hopes that do our nature the greatest honour.
Poor Dick was dead!
CHAPTER LII FAGIN'S LAST NIGHT ALIVE The court was paved, from floor to roof, with human faces. Inquisitive and eager eyes peered from every inch of space. From the rail before the dock, away into the sharpest angle of the smallest corner in the galleries, all looks were fixed upon one man—Fagin.” source

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