Charles Dickens quote: “To conceal…

Quote:

“To conceal anything from those to whom I am attached, is not in my nature. I can never close my lips where I have opened my heart.”

– Charles Dickens

Sepia-toned vintage photograph of Charles Dickens in middle-age with receding hair, full sideburns, and a trimmed beard. He is wearing a Victorian-era suit with a bow tie and is gazing slightly to the left of the camera with a serious expression.
Charles Dickens, 1868

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“Charles Dickens quote: ‘To conceal…” sources:

Quote – “Master Humphrey’s Clock” by Charles Dickens, published in 1840 by Charles & Hall / Wikiquote

Portrait – Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature, The New York Public Library. “Albumen photograph, on card, of Charles Dickens” The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1868. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/91c440c0-eda8-0130-b008-58d385a7bbd0