# What does Pip say in his speech to Biddy and Joe? Why is his speech significant?

ch 58-59

But I must say more. Dear Joe, I hope you will have children to love, and that some little fellow will sit in this chimney corner of a winter night, who may remind you of another little fellow gone out of it for ever. Don't tell him, Joe, that I was thankless; don't tell him, Biddy.
Biddy,' said I, when I talked with her after dinner, as her little girl lay sleeping in her lap, you must give Pip to me, one of these days; or lend him, at all events.'No, no,' said Biddy, gently. You must marry.'So Herbert and Clara say, but I don't think I shall, Biddy. I have so settled down in their home, that it's not at all likely. I am already quite an old bachelor.'