Just turned in my final college paper… now I’ve got plenty of free time to
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When she was half a dozen years younger, Louisa had been overheard to begin a conversation with her brother one day, by saying ‘Tom, I wonder’—upon which Mr. Gradgrind, who was the person overhearing, stepped forth into the light and said, ‘Louisa, never wonder!’
—Hard Times, by Charles Dickens
Herein lay the spring of the mechanical art and mystery of educating the reason without stooping to the cultivation of the sentiments and affections. Never wonder. By means of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, settle everything somehow, and never wonder.
Researching reviews of Jane Eyre from the 1840s for a paper. It kinda made my day when one reviewer referred to Lowood school as “Dothegirls Hall.”
That awkward moment when you accidentally admit to your boyfriend that you remember his birth date
because it’s only 9 days after Dickens’ birthday because you adore him and are such a stellar girlfriend, obviously.