Charlotte, having seen his body Borne before her on a shutter, Like a well-conducted person, Went on cutting bread and butter.
William Thackeray (1811 - 1863)
Source: Sorrows of Werther.
Contributed by: Zaady
When I walk with you I feel as if I had a flower in my buttonhole.
'Tis not the dying for a faith that's so hard, Master Harry-every man of every nation has done that-'tis the living up to it that is difficult.
Next to excellence is the appreciation of it.
Although I enter not, Yet round about the spot Ofttimes I hover; And near the sacred gate With longing eyes I wait, Expectant of her.
Source: Pendennis: At the Church Gate.
It's not dying for faith that's so hard, it's living up to it
Fashnable fax and polite annygoats.
Source: The Yellowplush Papers
This I set down as a positive truth. A woman with fair opportunities and without a positive hump, may marry whom she likes.
Source: Vanity Fair. Chap. iv.
The two most engaging powers of an author are t' make new things familiar and familiar things new.
'No business before breakfast, Glum!' says the King. 'Breakfast first, business next.'
Source: The Rose and the Ring
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