Shirley

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Harper & brothers, 1899 - 666 páginas
 

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Review: Shirley (Oxford World's Classics)

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The thing everyone says about Shirley is that it's not as good as Jane Eyre. That it's over-ambitious, weak in parts, overly moralistic. It is all that, but I still found a lot to like regardless ... Ler crítica na íntegra

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Página 438 - A thousand ages in thy sight are like an evening gone, short as the watch that ends the night before the rising sun. Time, like an ever-rolling stream, bears all its sons away; they fly forgotten, as a dream dies at the opening day.
Página 9 - Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia, Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes, Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God.
Página 492 - AND it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, that the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.
Página 228 - OBSCUREST night involved the sky, The Atlantic billows roar'd, When such a destined wretch as I, Wash'd headlong from on board, Of friends, of hope, of all bereft, His floating home for ever left.
Página 438 - God, our help in ages past, Our hope for years to come, Be Thou our guard while troubles last, And our eternal home.
Página 337 - Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. For Adam was first formed, then Eve. And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.
Página 518 - and tell your people to keep within the house; I am after Phoebe to shoot her, and the groom is gone another way. She is raging mad.' Mr. Moore leaned back in his chair, and folded his arms across his chest; Miss Keeldar resumed her square of silk canvas, and continued the creation of a wreath of Parmese violets. 'And you told no one, sought no help, no cure: you would not come to me?
Página 502 - But pleasures are like poppies spread, You seize the flower, its bloom is shed; Or like the snow-fall in the river, A moment white — then melts for ever; Or like the borealis race, That flit ere you can point their place; Or like the rainbow's lovely form Evanishing amid the storm. Nae man can tether time or tide; The hour approaches Tarn maun ride — That hour o...
Página 150 - Sleeping on the brink of sin, Tophet gaped to take us in ; Mercy to our rescue flew, — Broke the snare, and brought us through. Here, as in a lion's den, Undevour'd we still remain ; Pass secure the watery flood, Hanging on the arm of God. "Here...
Página 114 - ... made by the willing or reluctant hands of the Christian ladies of a parish, and sold perforce to the heathenish gentlemen thereof, at prices unblushingly exorbitant. The proceeds of such compulsory sales are applied to the conversion of the Jews, the seeking out of the ten missing tribes, or to the regeneration of the interesting coloured population of the globe.

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