The persons on whom I have bestowed my dearest love, lie deep in their graves; but, although the happiness and delight of my life lie buried there too, I have not made a coffin of my heart, and sealed it up, for ever, on my best affections. Deep affliction has but strengthened and refined them.
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Source Notes: Oliver Twist (chapter 14, "Comprising further Particulars of Oliver's Stay at Mr. Brownlow's, with the remarkable Prediction which one Mr. Grimwig uttered concerning him, when he went out on an Errand") (1837-38). Mr. Brownlow tells young Oliver of the grief he has suffered.
Charles John Huffam Dickens FRSA (7 February 1812 - 9 June 1870), pen-name "Boz", was an English novelist. During his career Dickens achieved massive worldwide popularity, winning acclaim for his rich storytelling and memorable characters. Considered one of the English language's greatest writers, he was the foremost novelist of the Victorian era as well as a vigorous social campaigner.
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