“There are many things from which I might have derived good, by which I have not
profited, I dare say,” returned the nephew. “Christmas among the rest. But I am sure I
have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round – apart from the
veneration due to its sacred name and origin, if anything belonging to it can be apart from
that – as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time; the only time I know of,
in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open
their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow
-passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys.
And therefore, uncle, though it has never put a scrap of gold or silver in my pocket, I
believe that it has done me good, and will do me good; and I say, God bless it!”
— Scrooge’s Nephew
“A Christmas Carol” – Charles Dickens (1843)
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