- “God hath given me the gift of knowledge but not of utterance. And Solomon sayth, that a woman of few words, is a gift of God.”
- “He is well acquainted with my MS., and I just copied into the middle of the blank sheet the words –
- Un dessein si funeste,
S’il n’est digne d’Atrée, est digne de Thyeste.
They are to be found in Crébillon’s ‘Atrée.’”
— (“The Purloined Letter,” 6:52)
- An example of the Holy Scripture: O hypocrites Isaiah prophesied well of you, saying: “This people draweth near unto me with their mouth and honoured me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.
— (Isaiah 29:13)