chimney-sweeper love



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  • And I just bet that somewhere, someone has written a paper on class warfare, images in film, and how the subtext of Mary's song is actually rather unpleasant: to wit, that "she needn't worry about being raped by a black faced member of the lower class, because chimney-sweeper Bert knows his place..."

    Archive 2010-04-01

  • They may take me for a chimney-sweeper, or they may take me for a duke; which they like.


  • Before this question could be answered, an offensive smell of soot, making everybody look around the room, the chimney-sweeper already mentioned by Miss Larolles was perceived to enter it.


  • Cecilia, once again freed from her persecutor, instantly quitted her place, almost equally desirous to escape the haughty Turk, who was peculiarly her aversion, and the facetious chimney-sweeper, whose vicinity, either on account of his dress or his conversation, was by no means desirable.


  • Just then Cecilia, while looking about the room for Mrs Harrel, found herself suddenly pinched by the cheek, and hastily turning round, perceived again her friend the chimney-sweeper, who, laughing, cried,


  • “Warm work!” cried the victorious chimney-sweeper, taking off his wig, and wiping his head with the sleeves of his dress,


  • Egad, girl, thought I, I despise thee as Lovelace: but were I the chimney-sweeper, and could only contrive to get into thy presence, my life to thy virtue, I would have thee.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • If soot be thrown at a chimney-sweeper the joke is innocent, but very offensive when it is thrown at you.

    Dr. Wortle's school

  • To-morrow the chimney-sweeper, said she, her husband, would not be at home, but if I came back by the way of Lichfield, she would take the liberty to request the honour of a visit, and to this end she told me her name and the place of her abode.

    Travels in England in 1782

  • The company I here met with consisted of a female chimney-sweeper and her children, who, on my sitting down in the kitchen, soon drank to my health, and began a conversation with me and the landlady.

    Travels in England in 1782


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