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“We shall meet again, where the weary are at rest!”

The phrase “the weary are at rest” recalls a passage in Job, in which the afflicted man curses the day of his birth and calls for death, for “There the wicked cease from troubling; and there the weary be at rest” (3:17). Dickens’ invocation of this passage at the moment of parting between Darnay and Lucie associates their affliction with Job’s, emphasizing the extent to which it is, like Job’s, the result of circumstances beyond their control and responsibility.

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