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Handel
used in Great Expectations

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British baroque composer (born in Germany) remembered best for his oratorio Messiah (1685-1759)
  • Would you mind Handel for a familiar name?
    Chapter 22 (22% in)
  • There's a charming piece of music by Handel, called the Harmonious Blacksmith."
    Chapter 22 (22% in)
  • "Then, my dear Handel," said he, turning round as the door opened, "here is the dinner, and I must beg of you to take the top of the table, because the dinner is of your providing."
    Chapter 22 (23% in)
  • Let me introduce the topic, Handel, by mentioning that in London it is not the custom to put the knife in the mouth,—for fear of accidents,—and that while the fork is reserved for that use, it is not put further in than necessary.
    Chapter 22 (28% in)
  • "I thought he was proud," said I. "My good Handel, so he was.
    Chapter 22 (34% in)
  • Now, I come to the cruel part of the story,—merely breaking off, my dear Handel, to remark that a dinner-napkin will not go into a tumbler.
    Chapter 22 (39% in)
  • I never saw him (for this happened five-and-twenty years ago, before you and I were, Handel), but I have heard my father mention that he was a showy man, and the kind of man for the purpose.
    Chapter 22 (41% in)
  • And now, Handel," said he, finally throwing off the story as it were, "there is a perfectly open understanding between us.
    Chapter 22 (56% in)
  • "You don't mind them, Handel?" said Herbert.
    Chapter 28 (21% in)
  • Good by, Handel!
    Chapter 28 (51% in)
  • "My dear Handel," he returned, "I shall esteem and respect your confidence."
    Chapter 30 (37% in)
  • "How do you know it?" said I. "How do I know it, Handel?
    Chapter 30 (41% in)
  • "Lucky for you then, Handel," said Herbert, "that you are picked out for her and allotted to her.
    Chapter 30 (45% in)
  • She is thousands of miles away, from me," said I. "Patience, my dear Handel: time enough, time enough.
    Chapter 30 (47% in)
  • "Now, Handel," Herbert replied, in his gay, hopeful way, "it seems to me that in the despondency of the tender passion, we are looking into our gift-horse's mouth with a magnifying-glass.
    Chapter 30 (56% in)
  • Handel, my good fellow;"—though he spoke in this light tone, he was very much in earnest,—"I have been thinking since we have been talking with our feet on this fender, that Estella surely cannot be a condition of your inheritance, if she was never referred to by your guardian.
    Chapter 30 (66% in)
  • Now, Handel, I am quite free from the flavor of sour grapes, upon my soul and honor!
    Chapter 30 (69% in)
  • "Yes; but my dear Handel," Herbert went on, as if we had been talking, instead of silent, "its having been so strongly rooted in the breast of a boy whom nature and circumstances made so romantic, renders it very serious.
    Chapter 30 (72% in)
  • "You can't try, Handel?"
    Chapter 30 (75% in)
  • "I was going to say a word or two, Handel, concerning my father and my father's son.
    Chapter 30 (78% in)
  • Gravely, Handel, for the subject is grave enough, you know how it is as well as I do.
    Chapter 30 (80% in)
  • "For," says Herbert to me, coming home to dinner on one of those special occasions, "I find the truth to be, Handel, that an opening won't come to one, but one must go to it,—so I have been."
    Chapter 34 (53% in)
  • "My dear Handel," Herbert would say to me, in all sincerity, if you will believe me, those very words were on my lips, by a strange coincidence."
    Chapter 34 (61% in)
  • "They are mounting up, Handel," Herbert would say; "upon my life, they are mounting up."
    Chapter 34 (75% in)
  • So I would, Handel, only they are staring me out of countenance.
    Chapter 34 (77% in)
  • "It's for you, Handel," said Herbert, going out and coming back with it, "and I hope there is nothing the matter."
    Chapter 34 (96% in)
  • Handel, my dear fellow, how are you, and again how are you, and again how are you?
    Chapter 40 (96% in)
  • Handel, my— Halloa!
    Chapter 40 (97% in)
  • "My poor dear Handel," he replied, holding his head, "I am too stunned to think."
    Chapter 41 (35% in)
  • "My poor dear Handel," Herbert repeated.
    Chapter 41 (40% in)
  • "Anyhow, my dear Handel," said he presently, "soldiering won't do.
    Chapter 41 (46% in)
  • My good Handel, is it not obvious that with Newgate in the next street, there must be far greater hazard in your breaking your mind to him and making him reckless, here, than elsewhere.
    Chapter 41 (68% in)
  • "Handel," said Herbert, stopping, "you feel convinced that you can take no further benefits from him; do you?"
    Chapter 41 (74% in)
  • "All is well, Handel," said Herbert, "and he is quite satisfied, though eager to see you.
    Chapter 46 (15% in)
  • A curious place, Handel; isn't it?"
    Chapter 46 (24% in)
  • For, Clara has no mother of her own, Handel, and no relation in the world but old Gruffandgrim.
    Chapter 46 (25% in)
  • What do you suppose he wants now, Handel?
    Chapter 46 (43% in)
  • We are both good watermen, Handel, and could take him down the river ourselves when the right time comes.
    Chapter 46 (66% in)
  • I sat with Provis last night, Handel, two good hours.
    Chapter 50 (26% in)
  • Do you know, Handel, he improves?
    Chapter 50 (34% in)
  • "It seems," said Herbert, "—there's a bandage off most charmingly, and now comes the cool one,—makes you shrink at first, my poor dear fellow, don't it? but it will be comfortable presently, —it seems that the woman was a young woman, and a jealous woman, and a revengeful woman; revengeful, Handel, to the last degree."
    Chapter 50 (48% in)
  • —My poor Handel, I hurt you!
    Chapter 50 (57% in)
  • Gently, Handel.
    Chapter 53 (69% in)
  • "But you can't help groaning, my dear Handel.
    Chapter 53 (71% in)
  • It was at this dark time of my life that Herbert returned home one evening, a good deal cast down, and said,— "My dear Handel, I fear I shall soon have to leave you."
    Chapter 55 (18% in)
  • We shall lose a fine opportunity if I put off going to Cairo, and I am very much afraid I must go, Handel, when you most need me.
    Chapter 55 (20% in)
  • But yours cannot be dismissed; indeed, my dear dear Handel, it must not be dismissed.
    Chapter 55 (25% in)
  • "I will," said I. "In this branch house of ours, Handel, we must have a—"
    Chapter 55 (26% in)
  • Now, Handel,—in short, my dear boy, will you come to me?
    Chapter 55 (28% in)
  • There was something charmingly cordial and engaging in the manner in which after saying "Now, Handel," as if it were the grave beginning of a portentous business exordium, he had suddenly given up that tone, stretched out his honest hand, and spoken like a schoolboy.
    Chapter 55 (29% in)
  • We should get on so well, Handel!
    Chapter 55 (32% in)
  • The blessed darling comes of no family, my dear Handel, and never looked into the red book, and hasn't a notion about her grandpapa.
    Chapter 55 (41% in)

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