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Wuthering Heights

  • 'Superstition urged me to comply with this impulse: supposing he should be dead! I thought - or should die soon! - supposing it were a sign of death!' (Nelly, Chapter XI)
  • 'In a few seconds she stretched herself out stiff, and turned up her eyes, while her cheeks, at once blanched and livid, assumed the aspect of death' (Nelly, Chapter XI)
  • 'How dreary to meet death, surrounded by their cold faces!' (Catherine, Chapter XII)
  • 'Two words would comprehend my future - DEATH and HELL: existence, after losing her, would be hell' (Heathcliff, Chapter XV)
  • 'Tell me now, can you? I'm sure you would have as much pleasure as I in witnessing the conclusion of the fiend's existence; he'll be MY ruin. Damn the hellish villain!' (Hindley, Chapter XVII)
  • 'Because misry and degradation, and death, and nothing that God or Satan could inflict would have parted us' (Heathcliff, Chapter XV)
  • 'And grief and dissapointment are hastening his death' (Heathcliff, Chapter XXII)
  • 'I afterwards learned that Heathcliff had treated him, to compel this apparent eagerness: his efforts redoubling the more imminently his avaricious and unfeeling plans were threatened with defeat by death' (Nelly, Chapter XXV)
  • 'He lay an image of sadness and resignation awaiting his death' (Nelly, Chapter XXVIII)
  • 'None could have noticed the exact minute of his death, it was so entirely without struggle' (Nelly, Chapter XXVIII)
  • 'You have left me so long to struggle against death alone, that I feel and see only death! I feel like death!' (Catherine, Chapter XXX)
  • 'Then are you not afraid of death?' I pursued 'Afraid? No!' he replied 'I have neither a fear, nor a presentiment, nor a hope of death. Why should I? With my hard constitution and temperate mode of living, and imperilous occupations, I ought to, and probably SHALL remain above ground til there is scarcely a black hair on my head' (Heathcliff, Chapter XXXII)
  • 'I found they had christened him 'Heathcliff': it was the name of a son who died in childhood' (Nelly, Chapter IV)
  • 'But the hour came, at last, that ended Mr Earnshaw's troubles on earth. He died quietly in his chair one October evening, seated by the fire-side' (Nelly, Chapter V)
  • 'But the poor dame had reason to repent of her kindness: she and her husband both took the fever, and died within a few days of each other' (Nelly, Chapter IX)
  • 'About twelve o'clock that night was born the Catherine that you saw at Wuthering Heights: a puny, seven-months' child; and two hours after the mother died, having never recovered sufficient conciousness to miss Heathcliff, or know Edgar' (Nelly, Chapter XVI)
  • 'He died true to his character: drunk as a lord' (Mr Kenneth, Chapter XVII)
  • 'His father died in debt. The whole property is mortgaged, and the sole chance for the natural heir is to allow him an opportunity of creating some interest in the creditor's heart, that he may be inclined to deal leniently towards him' (Lawyer, Chapter XVII)
  • 'He died blissfully, Mr


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