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Family Quotes

Mrs. Morel came of an old burgher family, famous independents who had fought with Colonel Hutchinson, and who remained stout Congregationalists. Her grandfather had gone bankrupt in the lace-market...

Love Quotes

She was puritan, like her father, high-minded, and really stern. Therefore the dusky, golden softness of this man's sensuous flame of life, that flowed off his flesh like the flame from a candle, n...

Drugs and Alcohol Quotes

He had signed the pledge, and wore the blue ribbon of a teetotaler: he was nothing if not showy. (1.107)

Women and Femininity Quotes

He waited grimly, and watched. At last Miriam let the bird peck from her hand. She gave a little cry of fear, and pain because of fear—rather pathetic. But she had done it, and she did it again....

Men and Masculinity Quotes

"Let me take the rug," said Miriam over-gently."I can carry it," he answered, rather injured. But he yielded it to her. (7.13-7.14)

Art and Culture Quotes

He was quite a clever painter for a boy of his years, and he knew some French and German and mathematics that Mr. Heaton had taught him. But nothing he had was of any commercial value. (5.61)

Technology and Modernization Quotes

Then, some sixty years ago, a sudden change took place. The gin-pits were elbowed aside by the large mines of the financiers. The coal and iron field of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire was discovere...

Pride Quotes

[The house] was small, but convenient enough, and quite nicely furnished, with solid, worthy stuff that suited her honest soul. The women, her neighbours, were rather foreign to her, and Morel's mo...
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