Tale of Two Cities

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Houghton, Osgood, 1880

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Contents

I
xiii
II
1
III
4
IV
9
V
14
VII
26
IX
37
XI
49
XXXII
184
XXXIII
191
XXXIV
201
XXXV
204
XXXVII
214
XXXIX
222
XL
227
XLI
240

XIII
56
XIV
62
XV
70
XVI
76
XVII
83
XVIII
95
XIX
106
XX
110
XXI
121
XXIII
130
XXV
134
XXVI
141
XXVIII
146
XXIX
156
XXX
168
XXXI
179
XLII
252
XLIII
261
XLIV
264
XLV
269
XLVI
276
XLVII
283
XLVIII
290
XLIX
301
L
314
LII
329
LIII
335
LIV
342
LVI
354
LVII
367
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Page ix - Like one that on a lonesome road Doth walk in fear and dread, And having once turned round, walks on, And turns no more his head ; Because he knows a frightful fiend Doth close behind him tread.
Page 369 - It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to, than I have ever known.
Page 6 - A WONDERFUL fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other. A solemn consideration, when I enter a great city by night, that every one of those darkly clustered houses encloses its own secret; that every room in every one of them encloses its own secret; that every beating heart in the hundreds of thousands of breasts there, is, in some of its imaginings, a secret to the heart nearest it!
Page 368 - The murmuring of many voices, the upturning of many faces, the pressing on of many footsteps in the outskirts of the crowd, so that it swells forward in a mass, like one great heave of water, all flashes away. TwentyThree. They said of him, about the city that night, that it was the peacefulest man's face ever beheld there. Many added that he looked sublime and prophetic.
Page 363 - Crush humanity out of shape once more, under similar hammers, and it will twist itself into the same tortured forms. Sow the same seed of rapacious license and oppression over again, and it will surely yield the same fruit according to its kind.
Page 306 - I AM the resurrection and the life, saith the Lord: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: and whosoever liveth and believeth in me, shall never die.
Page 273 - In seasons of pestilence, some of us will have a secret attraction to the disease - a terrible passing inclination to die of it.
Page xix - IT was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair...

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