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  • Academy called Dotheboys Hall at the delightful village of Dotheboys, near Greta Bridge in Yorkshire, 'added Mr Squeers.

    Nicholas Nickleby

  • He's turned the daycare centre into a penitentiary run by the convicts, a parody of a Hollywood prison film, as chilling as Dickens's Dotheboys Hall or Pinocchio's Pleasure Island.

    Toy Story 3

  • Qualified as a teacher when Dotheboys Hall was topping league tables, and believes the world hasn't changed at all since then -possibly due to the fact that his eyesight's about 2.5/20, he's so deaf that he'd say 'speak up' at a Metallica concert, and he believes that half his pupils and colleagues are people who died of scurvy during the Great War.

    All Teachers Great And Small

  • For me, the cane's resonances = Mr Chips, Nigel Molesworth, Dotheboys Hall and hairy-eared right-wing MPs with noses like strawberries ranting on about The Youth Of Today.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • He had written to his mother and sister, announcing the safe conclusion of his journey, and saying as little about Dotheboys Hall, and saying that little as cheerfully, as he possibly could.

    Nicholas Nickleby

  • He grew less desponding, and — so sanguine and buoyant is youth — even hoped that affairs at Dotheboys Hall might yet prove better than they promised.

    Nicholas Nickleby

  • Dotheboys Hall, inasmuch as, in consequence of the limited extent of its attractions, there was but little inducement, beyond the powerful impulse of fear, for any pupil, provided with the usual number of legs and the power of using them, to remain.

    Nicholas Nickleby

  • When he awoke next morning, and tried to recollect his dreams, which had been all connected with his recent sojourn at Dotheboys Hall, he sat up, rubbed his eyes and stared — not with the most composed countenance possible — at some motionless object which seemed to be stationed within a few yards in front of him.

    Nicholas Nickleby

  • Nicholas had not the least objection in the world, but on the contrary was rather pleased to have an opportunity of talking on the subject which occupied his thoughts; so, he sat down again, and (his sanguine imagination warming as he spoke) entered into a fervent and glowing description of all the honours and advantages to be derived from his appointment at that seat of learning, Dotheboys Hall.

    Nicholas Nickleby

  • Squeers announced that Mr Nicholas Nickleby was, from that moment, thoroughly nominated to, and installed in, the office of first assistant master at Dotheboys Hall.

    Nicholas Nickleby


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