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#1. How despicable is that humanity, which can be contented to pity, where it might assuage! - Author: Ann Radcliffe
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#2. Fate sits on these dark battlements and frowns, And as the portal opens to receive me, A voice in hollow murmurs through the courts Tells of a nameless deed. - Author: Ann Radcliffe
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#3. There is no accounting for tastes. - Author: Ann Radcliffe
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#4. Ignorance of true pleasure more frequently than temptation to that which is false, leads to vice. - Author: Ann Radcliffe
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#5. It was new to Emily to part with any person, with whom she was connected, without feeling of regret; the moment, however, in which she took leave of M. and Madame Quesnel, was, perhaps, the only satisfactory one she had known in their presence. - Author: Ann Radcliffe
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#6. Employment is the surest antidote to sorrow. - Author: Ann Radcliffe
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#7. When justice happens to oppose prejudice, we are apt to believe it virtuous to disobey her. - Author: Ann Radcliffe
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#8. Virtue and taste are nearly the same, for virtue is little more than active taste, and the most delicate affections of each combine in real love. - Author: Ann Radcliffe
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#9. He loved the soothing hour, when the last tints of light die away; when the stars, one by one, tremble through aether, and are reflected on the dark mirror of the waters; that hour, which, of all others, inspires the mind with pensive tenderness, and often elevates it to sublime contemplation. - Author: Ann Radcliffe
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#10. One act of beneficence, one act of real usefulness, is worth all the abstract sentiment in the world. - Author: Ann Radcliffe
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#11. Sentiment is a disgrace, instead of an ornament, unless it lead us to good actions. - Author: Ann Radcliffe
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#12. Poverty cannot deprive us of many consolations. It cannot rob us of the affection we have for each other, or degrade us in our own opinion, of in that of any person, whose opinion we ought to value. - Author: Ann Radcliffe
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#13. afflict; - he had become a clod of earth, and his life was vanished like a shadow! - Author: Ann Radcliffe
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#14. It is dismal coming home, when there is nobody to welcome one! - Author: Ann Radcliffe
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#15. Radcliffe is the first important English novelist to use poetic epigraphs, interpolated poems, and poetic fragments decoratively, as it were, for their suggestive or mood-enhancing effects. (Matthew - Author: Ann Radcliffe
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#16. She wanted to complain, not to be consoled; and it was by exclamations of complaint only, Emily learned the particular circumstances of her affliction - Author: Ann Radcliffe
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#17. Emily gazed long on the splendours of the world she was quitting, of which the whole magnificence seemed thus given to her sight only to increase her regret on leaving it; for her, Valancourt alone was in that world; to him alone her heart turned, and for him alone fell her bitter tears. - Author: Ann Radcliffe
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#18. What is acquired without labor is seldom worth acquiring at all. - Author: Ann Radcliffe
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#19. Never will I give my hand where my heart does not accompany it. - Author: Ann Radcliffe
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#20. And since, in our passage through this world, painful circumstances occur more frequently than pleasing ones, and since our sense of evil is, I fear, more acute than our sense of good, we become the victims of our feelings, unless we can in some degree command them. - Author: Ann Radcliffe
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#21. There are some few instances in which it is virtuous to disobey. - Author: Ann Radcliffe
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#22. Love cannot exist in a heart that has lost the meek dignity of innocence. - Author: Ann Radcliffe
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#23. I never trust people's assertions, I always judge of them by their actions. - Author: Ann Radcliffe
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#24. Happiness arises in a state of peace, not of tumult. - Author: Ann Radcliffe
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#25. There is some comfort in dying surrounded by one's children. - Author: Ann Radcliffe
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#26. How strange it is, that a fool or a knave, with riches, should be treated with more respect by the world, than a good man, or a wise man in poverty! - Author: Ann Radcliffe
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#27. But St. Aubert had too much good sense to prefer a charm to a virtue ... - Author: Ann Radcliffe
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#28. But the obsessional work of cutting and pasting also enacts, in the most literal way possible, the generic annexation of the poetic by the novelistic. When - Author: Ann Radcliffe
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#29. What are riches - grandeur - health itself, to the luxury of a pure conscience, the health of the soul; - and what the sufferings of poverty, disappointment, despair - to the anguish of an afflicted one! - Author: Ann Radcliffe
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#30. How short a period often reverses the character of our sentiments, rendering that which yesterday we despised, today desirable. - Author: Ann Radcliffe
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#31. ... unpacked her books, her sweet delight in happier days, and her soothing resource in the hours of moderate sorrow: but there were hours when even these failed of their effect; when the genius, the taste, the enthusiasm of the sublimest writers were felt no longer. - Author: Ann Radcliffe
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#32. There is something in the ardour and ingenousness of youth, which is particularly pleasing to the contemplation of an old man, if his feelings have not been entirely corroded by the world. - Author: Ann Radcliffe
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#33. At first a small line of inconceivable splendour emerged on the horizon, which, quickly expanding, the sun appeared in all of his glory, unveiling the whole face of nature, vivifying every colour of the landscape, and sprinkling the dewy earth with glittering light. - Author: Ann Radcliffe
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#34. The moon now drew a faint light over their path, and, soon after, enabled them to distinguish some towers rising above the tops of the woods. - Author: Ann Radcliffe
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#35. What has a man's face to do with his character? Can a man of good character help having a disagreeable face? - Author: Ann Radcliffe
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#36. He was a descendant from the younger branch of an illustrious family, and it was designed, that the deficiency of his patrimonial wealth should be supplied either by a splendid alliance in marriage, or by success in the intrigues of public affairs. - Author: Ann Radcliffe
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#37. I wish that all those, who on this night are not merry enough to speak before they think, may ever after be grave enough to think before they speak! - Author: Ann Radcliffe
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#38. Such is the inconsistency of real love, that it is always awake to suspicion, however unreasonable; always requiring new assurances from the object of its interest. - Author: Ann Radcliffe
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#39. There is some magic in wealth, which can thus make persons pay their court to it, when it does not even benefit themselves. - Author: Ann Radcliffe
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#40. Vanity often produces unreasonable alarm. - Author: Ann Radcliffe
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#41. When one can hear people moving, one does not so much mind, about one's fears. - Author: Ann Radcliffe
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#42. Wisdom can boast no higher attainment than happiness. - Author: Ann Radcliffe
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#43. The passions are the seeds of vices as well as of virtues, from which either may spring, accordingly as they are nurtured. Unhappy they who have never been taught the art to govern them! - Author: Ann Radcliffe
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#44. When her mind was discomposed ... a book was the opiate that lulled it to repose. - Author: Ann Radcliffe
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#45. You speak like a heroine,' said Montoni, contemptuously; 'we shall see if you can suffer like one. - Author: Ann Radcliffe
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#46. Do you believe your heart to be, indeed, so hardened, that you can look without emotion on the suffering, to which you would condemn me? - Author: Ann Radcliffe
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#47. To a generous mind few circumstances are more afflicting than a discovery of perfidy in those whom we have trusted ... - Author: Ann Radcliffe
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#48. Why all this terror?' said he, in a tremulous voice. 'Hear me, Emily: I come not to alarm you; no, by Heaven! I love you too well- too well for my own peace. - Author: Ann Radcliffe
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#49. The refreshing pleasure from the first view of nature, after the pain of illness, and the confinement of a sick-chamber, is above the conceptions, as well as the descriptions, of those in health. - Author: Ann Radcliffe
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#50. To discover depravity in those whom we have loved, is one of the most exquisite tortures to a virtuous mind, and the conviction is often rejected before it is finally admitted. - Author: Ann Radcliffe
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#51. ...but I desire i may no further be harassed, and i recommend it to you to retire to your chamber, and to endeavour to adopt a more retional conduct, than that yielding to fancies, and to a sensibility, which, to call it by the gentlest name, is only a weakness. - Author: Ann Radcliffe
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#52. He brought music of his own, and awakened every fairy echo with the tender accents of his oboe ... - Author: Ann Radcliffe
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#53. Towards evening, they wound down precipices, black with forest of cypress, pine and cedar, into a glen so savage and secluded, that, if Solicitude ever had local habitation, this might have been "her place of dearest residence - Author: Ann Radcliffe
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#54. She knew nothing of the conduct of a mind, that fears to trust its own powers; which, possessing a nice judgment, and inclining to believe, that every other person perceives still more critically, fears to commit itself to censure, and seeks shelter in the obscurity of silence. - Author: Ann Radcliffe
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#55. When the mind has once begun to yield to the weakness of superstition, trifles impress it with the force of conviction. - Author: Ann Radcliffe
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#56. But no matter for that, you can be tolerably happy, perhaps, notwithstanding; but as for guessing how happy I am, or knowing anything about the matter,
O! its quite beyond what you can understand. - Author: Ann Radcliffe
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#57. I tasted too what was called the sweet of revenge - but it was transient, it expired even with the object, that provoked it. - Author: Ann Radcliffe
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