Matthew Gregory Lewis Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Guilt, did I say? In what consists ours, unless in the opinion of an ill-judging world? Matthew Gregory Lewis Sayings: Guilt, did I say? In what consists ours, unless in the opinion of an ill-judging
To one laden with crime, death came armed with double terror. Matthew Gregory Lewis Sayings: To one laden with crime, death came armed with double terror.
You are mine, and Heaven itself cannot rescue you from my power. Matthew Gregory Lewis Sayings: You are mine, and Heaven itself cannot rescue you from my power.
You too shall know, what it is to love without hope! Matthew Gregory Lewis Sayings: You too shall know, what it is to love without hope!
She sealed his lips with a wanton kiss; 'Though I forgive your breaking your vows to heaven, I expect you to keep your vows to me. Matthew Gregory Lewis Sayings: She sealed his lips with a wanton kiss; 'Though I forgive your breaking your vows
Poor Matilda! She sleeps in the Grave, and her broken heart throbs no more with passion. Matthew Gregory Lewis Sayings: Poor Matilda! She sleeps in the Grave, and her broken heart throbs no more with
Be cautious not to utter a syllable! Step not out of the circle, and as you love yourself, dare not to look upon my face! Matthew Gregory Lewis Sayings: Be cautious not to utter a syllable! Step not out of the circle, and as
That destruction o'er you hovers; Lustful Man and crafty Devil Will combine to work your evil; And from earth by sorrows driven, Soon your Soul must speed to heaven. Matthew Gregory Lewis Sayings: That destruction o'er you hovers; Lustful Man and crafty Devil Will combine to work your
You know, Monsieur, that Age is always a ticklish subject with a Woman. Come! come! Matthew Gregory Lewis Sayings: You know, Monsieur, that Age is always a ticklish subject with a Woman. Come! come!
Ambrosio was yet to learn, that to an heart unacquainted with her, Vice is ever most dangerous when lurking behind the Mask of Virtue. Matthew Gregory Lewis Sayings: Ambrosio was yet to learn, that to an heart unacquainted with her, Vice is ever
He had long observed with disapprobation and contempt the superstition which governed Madrid's inhabitants. His good sense had pointed out to him the artifices of the monks, and the gross absurdity of their miracles, wonders, and suppositious relics. He blushed to see his countrymen, the dupes of deceptions, so ridiculous, and only wished for an opportunity to free them from their monkish fetters. That opportunity, so long desired in vain, was at length presented to him. He resolved not to let it slip, but to set before the people, in glaring colours, how enormous were the abuses but too frequently practised in monasteries, and how unjustly public esteem was bestowed indiscriminately upon all who wore a religious habit. He longed for the moment destined to unmask the hypocrites, and convince his countrymen, that a sanctified exterior does not always hide a virtuous heart. Matthew Gregory Lewis Sayings: He had long observed with disapprobation and contempt the superstition which governed Madrid's inhabitants. His
Great Heaven! How frail thy creature Man is made! How by himself insensibly betrayed! In Matthew Gregory Lewis Sayings: Great Heaven! How frail thy creature Man is made! How by himself insensibly betrayed! In
A bad composition carries its own punishment - contempt and ridicule; a good one excites envy and entails upon its author a thousand mortifications; he finds himself assailed by partial and ill-humored criticism; one man finds fault with the plan, another with the style, a third with the precept which strives to inculcate; and they who cannot succeed in finding fault with the book, employ themselves in stigmatizing its author: they maliciously rake out from obscurity every little circumstance which may throw ridicule upon his private character or conduct and aim at wounding the man since they cannot hurt the writer. Matthew Gregory Lewis Sayings: A bad composition carries its own punishment - contempt and ridicule; a good one excites
With what delight did Ambrosio listen to the declaration of her artless gratitude! The natural grace of her manners, the unequalled sweetness of her voice, her modest vivacity, her unstudied elegance, her expressive countenance, and intelligent eyes united to inspire him with pleasure and admiration: While the solidity and correctness of her remarks received additional beauty from the unaffected simplicity of the language, in which they were conveyed. Matthew Gregory Lewis Sayings: With what delight did Ambrosio listen to the declaration of her artless gratitude! The natural
By this time he had discovered that his neighbour was not very conversible; But whether her silence proceeded from pride, discretion, timidity, or idiotism, he was still unable to decide. Matthew Gregory Lewis Sayings: By this time he had discovered that his neighbour was not very conversible; But whether
I will go, said Lorenzo. And Lorenzo stayed, where he was. Matthew Gregory Lewis Sayings: I will go, said Lorenzo. And Lorenzo stayed, where he was.
I beheld before me an animated Corse. Her countenance was long and haggard; Her cheeks and lips were bloodless; The paleness of death was spread over her features, and her eye-balls fixed stedfastly upon me were lustreless and hollow.
I gazed upon the Spectre with horror too great to be described. My blood was frozen in my veins. I would have called for aid, but the sound expired, ere it could pass my lips. My nerves were bound up in impotence, and I remained in the same attitude inanimate as a Statue.
The visionary Nun looked upon me for some minutes in silence: There was something petrifying in her regard. At length in a low sepulchral voice She pronounced the following words.
Raymond! Raymond! Thou art mine!
Raymond! Raymond! I am thine!
In thy veins while blood shall roll,
I am thine!
Thou art mine!
Mine thy body! Mine thy soul!
Matthew Gregory Lewis Sayings: I beheld before me an animated Corse. Her countenance was long and haggard; Her cheeks
She was about forty: In her youth She had been a Beauty; But her charms had been upon that large scale which can but ill sustain the shock of years: However She still possessed some remains of them. Matthew Gregory Lewis Sayings: She was about forty: In her youth She had been a Beauty; But her charms
When I said I should die in your service with pleasure, I intended to live in it many long years; since, to tell you the truth, from a child I had always a particular dislike to dying, and I think that with every hour the prejudice grows stronger. Matthew Gregory Lewis Sayings: When I said I should die in your service with pleasure, I intended to live
Now Antonia had observed the air, with which Don Christoval had kissed this same hand; But as She drew conclusions from it somewhat different from her Aunt's, She was wise enough to hold her tongue. As this is the only instance known of a Woman's ever having done so, it was judged worthy to be recorded here. Matthew Gregory Lewis Sayings: Now Antonia had observed the air, with which Don Christoval had kissed this same hand;
I must have your soul ; must have it mine, and mine for ever. Matthew Gregory Lewis Sayings: I must have your soul ; must have it mine, and mine for ever.
Sometimes I felt the bloated Toad, hideous and pampered with the poisonous vapours of the dungeon, dragging his loathsome length along my bosom: Sometimes the quick cold Lizard rouzed me leaving his slimy track upon my face, and entangling itself in the tresses of my wild and matted hair: Often have I at waking found my fingers ringed with the long worms which bred in the corrupted flesh of my Infant. Matthew Gregory Lewis Sayings: Sometimes I felt the bloated Toad, hideous and pampered with the poisonous vapours of the
But who for a moment can deceive the eyes of love? Matthew Gregory Lewis Sayings: But who for a moment can deceive the eyes of love?
Folded in your arms, I shall sink to sleep; Your hand shall close my eyes for ever, and your lips receive my dying breath. Matthew Gregory Lewis Sayings: Folded in your arms, I shall sink to sleep; Your hand shall close my eyes
Did she know the inexpressible charm of modesty, how irresistibly it enthralls the heart of man, how firmly it charms him to the throne of beauty Matthew Gregory Lewis Sayings: Did she know the inexpressible charm of modesty, how irresistibly it enthralls the heart of
Open your eyes, Ambrosio, and be prudent. Hell is your lot; You are doomed to eternal perdition; Nought lies beyond your grave but a gulph of devouring flames. Matthew Gregory Lewis Sayings: Open your eyes, Ambrosio, and be prudent. Hell is your lot; You are doomed to
Authorship is a mania to conquer which no reasons are sufficiently strong. Matthew Gregory Lewis Sayings: Authorship is a mania to conquer which no reasons are sufficiently strong.
In short, to enter the lists of literature is wilfully to expose yourself to the arrows of neglect, ridicule, envy, and disappointment. Whether you write well or ill, be assured that you will not escape from blame ... Matthew Gregory Lewis Sayings: In short, to enter the lists of literature is wilfully to expose yourself to the
Possession which cloys man, only increases the affection of woman Matthew Gregory Lewis Sayings: Possession which cloys man, only increases the affection of woman
While in each other's arms entranced They lay, They blessed the night, and curst the coming day. Lee. Matthew Gregory Lewis Sayings: While in each other's arms entranced They lay, They blessed the night, and curst the
But in those whom no necessity forces to turn Author, who merely write for fame, and have full leisure to polish their compositions, faults are impardonable, and merit the sharpest arrows of criticism. Matthew Gregory Lewis Sayings: But in those whom no necessity forces to turn Author, who merely write for fame,
A warrior so bold, and a virgin so bright,
Conversed as they sat on the green.
They gazed on each other with tender delight,
Alonzo the Brave was the name of the knight
The maiden's the Fair Imogene.
Matthew Gregory Lewis Sayings: A warrior so bold, and a virgin so bright,Conversed as they sat on the green.They
Artless yourself, you suspect not others of deceit; and viewing the world through the medium of your own truth and innocence, you fancy all who surround you to deserve your confidence and esteem. What Matthew Gregory Lewis Sayings: Artless yourself, you suspect not others of deceit; and viewing the world through the medium
An author, whether good or bad, or between both, is an animal whom every body is privileged to attack: for though all are not able to write books, all conceive themselves able to judge them. Matthew Gregory Lewis Sayings: An author, whether good or bad, or between both, is an animal whom every body
Wretched Girl, you must stay here with me! Here amidst these lonely Tombs, these images of Death, these rotting loathsome corrupted bodies! Here shall you stay, and witness my sufferings; witness, what it is to die in the horrors of despondency, and breathe the last groan in blasphemy and curses! Matthew Gregory Lewis Sayings: Wretched Girl, you must stay here with me! Here amidst these lonely Tombs, these images
Your heart new to the world, and full of warmth and sensibility, receives its first impressions with eagerness. Artless yourself, you suspect not others of deceit; and viewing the world through the medium of your own truth and innocence, you fancy all who surround you to deserve your confidence and esteem. What pity, that these gay visions must soon be dissipated! What pity, that you must soon discover the baseness of mankind, and guard against your fellow-creatures, as against your foes! Matthew Gregory Lewis Sayings: Your heart new to the world, and full of warmth and sensibility, receives its first
He, who thought it necessary to maintain himself in her good graces, strove to console her under her disappointment by committing a little violence upon truth. Matthew Gregory Lewis Sayings: He, who thought it necessary to maintain himself in her good graces, strove to console
The obscurity of the night was in my favour. For Matthew Gregory Lewis Sayings: The obscurity of the night was in my favour. For
You are the destroyer of my Soul; You are my Murderer, and on you fall the curse of my death and my unborn Infant's! Insolent in your yet-unshaken virtue, you disdained the prayers of a Penitent; But Matthew Gregory Lewis Sayings: You are the destroyer of my Soul; You are my Murderer, and on you fall
No one is adequate to comprehending the misery of my lot! Fate obliges me to be constantly in movement: I am not permitted to pass more than a fortnight in the same place. I have no Friend in the world, and from the restlessness of my destiny I never can acquire one. Fain would I lay down my miserable life, for I envy those who enjoy the quiet of the Grave: But Death eludes me, and flies from my embrace. In vain do I throw myself in the way of danger. I plunge into the Ocean; The Waves throw me back with abhorrence upon the shore: I rush into fire; The flames recoil at my approach: I oppose myself to the fury of Banditti; Their swords become blunted, and break against my breast: The hungry Tiger shudders at my approach, and the Alligator flies from a Monster more horrible than itself. God has set his seal upon me, and all his Creatures respect this fatal mark! Matthew Gregory Lewis Sayings: No one is adequate to comprehending the misery of my lot! Fate obliges me to
Now shame on the coward soul, which wants the courage either to be a firm friend, or an open enemy. Matthew Gregory Lewis Sayings: Now shame on the coward soul, which wants the courage either to be a firm
By sad experience I know what sorrows She must endure, who marries into a family unwilling to receive her. Matthew Gregory Lewis Sayings: By sad experience I know what sorrows She must endure, who marries into a family
Ambrosio, learn to know me better. I love you for your virtues: Lose them, and with them you lose my affections. I look upon you as a Saint; Prove to me that you are no more than Man, and I quit you with disgust. Matthew Gregory Lewis Sayings: Ambrosio, learn to know me better. I love you for your virtues: Lose them, and
The Baroness Lindenberg, as I found afterwards, had long been accustomed to sacrifice the interests of others to her own, and her wish to send Claude to Strasbourg blinded her to the danger of the undertaking. Accordingly, Matthew Gregory Lewis Sayings: The Baroness Lindenberg, as I found afterwards, had long been accustomed to sacrifice the interests