Thursday, June 5, 2014

I'm not there yet.

Polly put the kettle on, we'll all have a cup of tea.
--Grip in chapter 17 of Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens

I have a new book of quotations, The Oxford Book of Quotations Third Edition. Unlike my other book of quotations, this one is organized by author so I went looking for something from Dickens' historical novel which Miss M implored me to read. I thought this about the tea was funny but I didn't recall the character Grip. And then I saw it's from chapter 17.

As I said, I'm not there yet.


  1. Sounds interesting, needs to go on my TBR pile.

  2. You have absolutely met Grip...

    1. Really? I'm not good with names.

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    1. Well... . I'm thinking I should be looking for the Cliff's notes.


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