Matthew Gregory Lewis Quotes

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Matthew Gregory Lewis Quotes

You too shall know, what it is to love without hope!
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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

But who for a moment can deceive the eyes of love?

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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

Now shame on the coward soul, which wants the courage either to be a firm friend, or an open enemy.

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Authorship is a mania to conquer which no reasons are sufficiently strong.

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Poor Matilda! She sleeps in the Grave, and her broken heart throbs no more with passion.

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I will go, said Lorenzo. And Lorenzo stayed, where he was.

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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.

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By sad experience I know what sorrows She must endure, who marries into a family unwilling to receive her.

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Guilt, did I say? In what consists ours, unless in the opinion of an ill-judging world?

— Matthew Gregory Lewis

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