Basil (eBooksLib) by Wilkie Collins

By Wilkie Collins

In Basil's mystery and unconsummated marriage to Margaret Sherwin, and the ensuing horrors of betrayal, madness, and loss of life, Collins unearths the bustling, advertisement London of the 1st 1/2 the 19th century.

Collins' remedy of adultery stunned modern reviewers, or even this present day the passionate and lurid surroundings he created has the facility to disturb the fashionable reader.

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ISBN: 9780871131430
EAN: 9780871131430
ASIN: 0871131439
Publisher: Atlantic per thirty days Press
Publication Date: 1994-04-21
Number of Pages: 249
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The eyes of fire, the nostrils of air, the mouth of water, the beard of earth. The weak in courage is strong in cunning. The apple tree never asks the beech how he shall grow, nor the lion, the horse, how he shall take his prey. The thankful reciever bears a plentiful harvest. If others had not been foolish, we should be so. The soul of sweet delight, can never be defil’d. When thou seest an Eagle, thou seest a portion of Genius, lift up thy head! As the catterpiller chooses the fairest leaves to lay her eggs on, so the priest lays his curse on the fairest joys.

Bear false witness when he omitted making a defence before Pilate? covet when he pray’d for his disciples, and when he bid them shake off the dust of their feet against such as refused to lodge them? I tell you, no virtue can exist without breaking these ten commandments; Jesus was all virtue, and acted from impulse, not from rules. When he had so spoken: I beheld the Angel who stretched out his arms embracing the flame of fire, & he was consumed and arose as Elijah. Note. This Angel, who is now become a Devil, is my particular friend; we often read the Bible together in its infernal or diabolical sense which the world shall have if they behave well.

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