"I wish to be left alone... I help to support the establishments I have mentioned-they cost enough; and those who are badly off must go there."
"You wish to be anonymous?"
"Many can't go there; many would rather die."
"If they would rather die, they had better do it, and decrease the surplus population."
"Or would you know, the weight of the and length of the strong coil you bear yourself? It was full as heavy and as long as this seven Christmas Eves ago. You have labored on it since. It is a ponderous chain!"
Jacob! Old Jacob Marley, tell me more! Speak comfort to me, Jacob!
"Spirit! Show me no more! Conduct me home. Why do you delight to torture me?"
"You may-the memory of what is past half makes me hope you will-have pain in this. A very, very brief time, and you will dismiss the recollection of it gladly, as an unprfitable dream, from which it happened well that you awoke. May you be happy in the life you have chosen!"
"Am I that man who lay apon the bed?... No, Spirit! Oh no, no!... Spirit!... Hear me! I am not the man I was. I will not be the I must have been but for this intercourse. Why show me this, if I am past all hope?
"A remarkable boy! Do you know whether they've sold the prize turkey that was hanging up there? Not the little prize turkey: the big one?
"I am in earnest. Go and buy it, and tell 'em to bring it here, that I may give them directions where to take it. Come beck with the man, and i'll give you a shilling. Come back in less than five minutes and i'll give you half-a-crown!
"I'll send it to Bob Cratchit's."
"I am very sorry sir, I am behind my time."
"Now, i'll tell you what, my friend, I am not going to stand this sort of thing any longer. And therefore, and therefore I am about to raise your salary!"