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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

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