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Prince and the Pauper Quotes

25 of the best book quotes from Prince and the Pauper
  1. #1
    “By and by Tom’s reading wrought such a strong effect upon him that he began to act the prince, unconsciously. His speech and manners became curiously ceremonious and courtly, to the vast admiration and amusement of his intimates. But Tom’s influence among these young people began to grow, now, day by day; and in time he came to be looked up to, by them, with a sort of wondering awe, as a superior being.”
  2. #2
    “By and by Tom’s reading wrought such a strong effect upon him that he began to act the prince, unconsciously. His speech and manners became curiously ceremonious and courtly, to the vast admiration and amusement of his intimates. But Tom’s influence among these young people began to grow, now, day by day; and in time he came to be looked up to, by them, with a sort of wondering awe, as a superior being.”
  3. #3
    “Explosive and was expected to blow him up.”
  4. #4
    “But hunger is pride’s master.”
  5. #5
    “Loose him and forbear!”
  6. #6
    “It does us all good to unbend sometimes.”
  7. #7
    “Yes, King Edward VI lived only a few years, poor boy, but he lived them worthily.”
  8. #8
    “The world is made wrong; kings should go to school to their own laws, at times, and so learn mercy.”
  1. #9
    “And when he awoke in the morning and looked upon the wretchedness about him, his dream had had its usual effect: it had intensified the sordidness of his surroundings a thousandfold.”
  2. #10
    “When I am come to mine own again, I will always honor little children, remembering how that these trusted me and believed me in my time of trouble; whilst they that were older, and thought themselves wiser, mocked at me and held me for a liar.”
  3. #11
    “Kings cannot ennoble thee, thou good, great soul, for One who is higher than kings hath done that for thee; but a king can confirm thy nobility to men.”
  4. #12
    “Foo-foo the First, King of the Mooncalves!”
  5. #13
    “But when weariness finally forced him to be silent, he was no longer of use to his tormentors, and they sought amusement elsewhere.”
  6. #14
    “That which I have seen, in that little moment, will never go out from my memory, but will abide there; and I shall see it all the days, and dream of it all the nights, till I die. Would God I had been blind!”
  7. #15
    “I am not in the humor for it.”
  8. #16
    “Let us change the tense for convenience.”
  1. #17
    “What God wills, will happen; thou canst not hurry it, thou canst not alter it; therefore wait, and be patient”
  2. #18
    “When I am king they shall not have bread and shelter only, but also teachings out of books, for a full belly is little worth where the mind is starved.”
  3. #19
    “Learning softeneth the heart and breedeth gentleness and charity.”
  4. #20
    “Their garment? Have they but one?”
    “Ah, good your Worship, what would they do with more? Truly they have not two bodies each.”
  5. #21
    “Five and twenty sturdy budges, bulks, files, clapperdogeons and maunders, counting the dells and doxies and other morts. Most are here, the rest are wandering eastward, along the winter lay. We follow at dawn.”
  6. #22
    “Yet little Tom was not unhappy. He had a hard time of it but did not know it. It was the sort of time that all the Offal Court boys had, therefore he supposed it was the correct and comfortable thing.”
  7. #23
    “He lay down upon a sumptuous divan, and proceeded to instruct himself with honest zeal.”
  8. #24
    “The law roasted her to death at a slow fire.”
  9. #25
    “What dost thou know of suffering and oppression? I and my people know, but not thou.”
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