I have always held the old-fashioned opinion that the primary object of work of fiction should be to tell a story.
("The Woman in White")
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Let the music speak to us of tonight, in a happier language than our own.
Well may your heart believe the truths I tell; 'Tis virtue makes the bliss, where'er we dwell.
Where is the woman who has ever really torn from her heart the image that has been once fixed in it by a true love? Books tell us that such unearthly creatures have existed - but what does our own experiences say in answer to books?
It is the nature of truth to struggle to the light.
Is there any wilderness of sand in the deserts of Arabia, is there any prospect of desolation among the ruins of Palestine, which can rival the repelling effect on the eye, and the depressing influence on the mind, of an English country town in the first stage of its existence, and in the transition state of its prosperity?
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