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Wuthering Heights

  • 'Surely you and everybody have a notion that there is, or should be, an existence of yours behind you. What were the use of my creation if I were entirely contained here?' (Catherine, Chapter IX)
  • 'Today I am within sight of my heaven - I have my eyes on it - hardly three feet severe to me!' (Heathcliff, Chapter XX)
  • 'Existence after losing her would be hell' (Heathcliff, Chapter XIV)
  • 'However, in my dream, Jabez had a full and attentive congregation; and he preached - good God! What a sermon: divided into FOUR HUNDRED AND NINETY parts, each fully equal to an ordinary address from the pulpit, and each discussing a separate sin!' (Lockwood, Chapter III)
  • ' Go say thy prayers, child, and ask God's pardon' (Mr Earnshaw, Chapter V)
  • 'For shame, Heathcliff! It is for God to punish wicked people; we should learn to forgive' (Nelly, Chapter VII)
  • 'No, God won't have the satisfaction that I shall' (Heathcliff, Chapter V)
  • 'The event of this evening has reconciled me to God and humanity!; (Catherine, Chapter X)
  • 'I felt that God had forsaken the stray sheep there to its own wicked wanderings, and an evil beast prowled between it and the fold, waiting his time to spring and destroy'' (Nelly, Chapter X)
  • 'I'm certain I should recriminate and God knows where we should end!' (Catherine, Chapter XI)
  • 'And Edgar standing solemnly by seeing it over, then offereing prayers of thanks to God for restoring peace to his house' (Catherine, Chapter XII)
  • 'Because misery and degradation, and death, and nothing that God or Satan could inflict would have parted us' (Heathcliff, Chapter XV)
  • 'Whether still on earth or now in heaven, her spirit is at home with God!' (Edgar, chapter XVI)
  • 'Your pride cannot blind God!' (Nelly, Chapter XVI)
  • 'There he has continued, praying like a Methodist: only the deity he implored is senseless dust and ashes' (Nelly, Chapter XVII)
  • 'One might suppose you had never opened a Bible in your life. If God afflict your enemies, surely that ought to suffice you' (Nelly, Chapter XVII)
  • 'Oh, if God would but give me strength to strangle him in my last agony, I'd go to hell with joy' (Hindley, Chapter XVII)
  • 'Linton, on the contrary, displayed the true courage of a loyal and faithful soul: he trusted God; and God comforted him' (Nelly, Chapter XVII)
  • '...and, while Hindley and his wife basked downstairs before a comfortable fire - doing anything but reading their bibles...' (Catherine, Chapter III)
  • 'I, a little removed from the hearth, busy at my knitting, and Joseph reading his bible near the table' (Nelly, Chapter V)
  • 'But wisht, old man, and read your bible like a Christian, and never mind me' 
  • 'Oh, wicked, wicked! May the Lord deliver us from evil!' (Joseph, Chapter II)
  • 'We thought a bolt had fallen in the middle of us; and Joseph swung onto his knees, beseeching the Lord to remember the patriarchs Noah and Lot and, as in former times, spare the

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