"Secrets that few would like to scrutinize were bred and hidden in the mountains of unseenly rags, masses of corrupted fat, and sepulchres of bones."
Despite the looks of this picture, it goes along with the quote very well because the one thing that they both have in common is deception and secrets. During the Industrial Revolution, the amount of poverty that was really going on seemed to be swept under the rug. In A Christmas Carol, Scrooge had no idea what level of poverty people where really in until the 3 spirits visited him. Dickens could be making a point with this quote as well as the whole book in general: people need to realize what is going on around them, and in this case, take care of the poor.