Dickens on the two classes of charitable people

“We observed that the wind always changed when Mrs. Pardiggle became the subject of conversation: and it invariably interrupted Mr. Jarndyce, and prevented his going any farther, when he had remarked that there were two classes of charitable people; one, the people who did a little and made a great deal of noise; the other, the people who did a great deal and made no noise at all.” 

Charles Dickens, Bleak House.

Two questions for you: 

One, what type of charitable person are you, and is that the type you want to be?

Two, doesn’t Mrs. Pardiggle’s name tell you what type she is?!

 

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