What are some quotes from a Christmas Carol that describe Ebenezer Scrooge's physical appearance?

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litgeek2015 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

At the beginning of the story, in Stave I, we get a physical description intermingled with a description of his personality. 

"The cold within him froze his old features, nipped his pointed nose, shrivelled his cheek, stiffened his gait; made his eyes red, his thin lips blue; and spoke out shrewdly in his grating voice. A frosty rime was on his head, and on his eyebrows, and his wiry chin" (Stave I).

So, he has thin lips, has a grating voice, and a wiry chin. We also know he is an old man because a few lines later it says that "Old Scrooge" would sit in his counting house. He is also the uncle of an adult man, Fred, so we know he is older in years. Other than this, we do not have a lot in the text that physically describes the current Scrooge.

The original story came with illustrations, so we know a lot from those. They show an old, white, shriveled and wrinkled man in his bed clothes, a night cap and slippers. He looks skinny and a bit short. He is mostly balding, but what hair he has left is white.