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Uncle Silas Uncle Silas by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
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“The stream of life is black and angry; how so many of us get across without drowning, I often wonder. The best way is not to look too far before-just from one stepping-stone to another; and though you may wet your feet, He won't let you drown-He has not allowed me.”
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, Uncle Silas
“Knowledge is power-and power of one sort or another is the secret lust of human souls; and here is, beside the sense of exploration, the undefinable interest of a story, and above all, something forbidden, to stimulate the contumacious appetite.”
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, Uncle Silas
“In my time first cousins did not meet like strangers. But we are learning modesty from the Americans, and old English ways are too gross for us.”
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, Uncle Silas
“You will do well to take advantage of Madame's short residence to get up your French a little... You will be glad of this, my dear, when you have reached France, where you will find they speak nothing else.”
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, Uncle Silas
“See how a sleepy child will put off the inevitable departure for bed. The little creature's eyes blink and stare, and it needs constant jogging to prevent his nodding off into the slumber which nature craves. His waking is a pain; he is quite worn out, and peevish, and stupid, and yet he implores a respite, and deprecates repose, and vows he is not sleepy, even to the moment when his mother takes him in her arms, and carries him, in a sweet slumber, to the nursery. So it is with us old children of earth and the great sleep of death, and nature our kind mother.”
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, Uncle Silas
“It was now the stormy equinoctial weather that sounds the wild dirge of autumn, and marches the winter in. I love, and always did, that grand undefinable music, threatening and bewailing, with its strange soul of liberty and desolation.”
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, Uncle Silas

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