Quotations about the power of nature

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Wuthering Heights

  • 'Wuthering Heights is the name of Mr Heathcliff's dwelling, 'Wuthering' being a significant provincial adjective, descriptive of the atmospheric tumult to which its station is exposed in stormy weather' (Chapter I)
  • 'All day had been flooding with rain...' (Chapter III)
  • 'I went, through wind and rain, and brought one, the doctor with me' (Chapter V)
  • 'It wanted to get to its nest, for the clouds had touched the smells, and it felt the rain coming' (Chapter XII)
  • 'In the evening the weather broke: the wind shifted from south to north-east, and brought rain first, and then sleet and snow' (Chapter XVII)
  • 'On an afternoon in October, or the beginning of November - a fresh watery afternoon, when the turf and paths were rustling with moist, withered leaves, and the cold blue sky was half hidden by clouds - dark grey streamers, rapidly mounting from the west, and boding abundant rain - ' (Chapter XXII)
  • 'I drew my change underneath: for the rain began to drive through the moaning branches of the trees, and warned us to avoid delay' (Chapter XXII)
  • ''The rainy night had ushered in a misty morning - half frost, half drizzle - and temporary brooks crossed our path - gurgling from the uplands' (Chapter XXIII)
  • 'It was a close, sultry day: devoid of sunshine, but with a sky too dappled and hazy to threaten rain' (Chapter XXVI)
  • 'The following evening was very wet: indeed it poured down til day-dawn; and, as I took my morning walk round the house, I observed the master's window swinging open, and the rain diving straight in' (Chapter XXXIV)
  • 'Yet that old man by the kitchen fire affirms he has seen two on 'em looking out of his chamber window on every rainy night since his death:- and an odd thing happened to me a about a month ago. I was going to the Grange one evening - a dark evening, threatening thunder - ' (Chapter XXXIV)
  • 'I took my hat, and, after a four-miles' walk, arrived at Heathcliff's garden-gate just in time to escape the first feathery flakes of a snow-shower' (Chapter II)
  • 'The snow began to drive thickly' (Chapter II)
  • 'A sorrowful sight I saw: dark night coming down prematurely, and sky hills mingled in one bitter whirl of wind and suffocating snow' (Chapter II)
  • 'I heard distinctly the gusty wind, and the driving of the snow: I heard, also, the fir bough repeat its teasing sound' (Chapter III)
  • 'The spectre showed a spectre's ordinary caprice: it gave no sign of being: but the snow and wind whirled wildly through, even reaching my station, and blowing out the light' (Chapter…


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