Charles Dickens quote about reading from Our Mutual Friend - No one who can read, ever looks at a book, even unopened on a shelf, like one who cannot.
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No one who can read, ever looks at a book, even unopened on a shelf, like one who cannot.
 Charles Dickens, Our Mutual Friend (1865). copy citation

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Author Charles Dickens
Source Our Mutual Friend
Topic reading book illiteracy
Date 1865
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/883/883-h/883-h.htm

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“His voice was hoarse and coarse, and his face was coarse, and his stunted figure was coarse; but he was cleaner than other boys of his type; and his writing, though large and round, was good; and he glanced at the backs of the books, with an awakened curiosity that went below the binding. No one who can read, ever looks at a book, even unopened on a shelf, like one who cannot.
'Were any means taken, do you know, boy, to ascertain if it was possible to restore life?' Mortimer inquired, as he sought for his hat.
'You wouldn't ask, sir, if you knew his state. Pharaoh's multitude that were drowned in the Red Sea, ain't more beyond restoring to life.” source

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