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“We observed that the wind always changed when Mrs. Pardiggle became the subject of conversation and that it invariably interrupted Mr. Jarndyce and prevented his going any farther, when he had remarked that there were two classes of charitable people; one, the people who did a little and made a great deal of noise; the other, the people who did a great deal and made no noise at all.”

–Charles Dickens, Bleak House (1852-53)

Image: By Hablot Knight Browne(‘Phiz’), http://www.victorianweb.org/art/illustration/phiz/bleakhouse/6.html

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