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The Mayor of Casterbridge

By Thomas Hardy

QUOTATION: Some folk want their luck buttered.
ATTRIBUTION: Thomas Hardy (1840–1928), British novelist, poet. Mrs. Cuxcom, in The Mayor of Casterbridge, ch. 13 (1886).

QUOTATION: Dialect words—those terrible marks of the beast to the truly genteel.
ATTRIBUTION: Thomas Hardy (1840–1928), British novelist, poet. The Mayor of Casterbridge, ch. 20 (1886).

QUOTATION: “Michael Henchard’s Will
“That Elizabeth-Jane Farfrae be not told of my death, or made to grieve on account of me.
“& that I be not bury’d in consecrated ground.
“& that no sexton be asked to toll the bell.
“& that nobody is wished to see my dead body.
“& that no murners walk behind me at my funeral.
“& that no flours be planted on my grave.
“& that no man remember me.
“To this I put my name.
“Michael Henchard”
ATTRIBUTION: Thomas Hardy (1840–1928), British novelist, poet. The Mayor of Casterbridge, ch. XLV (1886).

 

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