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1  It's too lovely having you here.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 13
2  "The only way I can help you is by loving you," Selden said in a low voice.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 12
3  The very quality of his love had made it the more impossible to recall to life.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 13
4  She had several times been in love with fortunes or careers, but only once with a man.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 6
5  Oh, if you mean you're not dead in love with me, I've got sense enough left to see that.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 15
6  Men pass through such superhuman loves and outlive them: they are the probation subduing the heart to human joys.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
7  And Mrs. Trenor, glowing with her sex's eagerness to smooth the course of true love, enveloped Lily in a long embrace.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 4
8  The mortal maid on the shore is helpless against the siren who loves her prey: such victims are floated back dead from their adventure.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
9  Selden glanced at her with amusement: it was impossible, even with her lovely eyes imploring him, to take a sentimental view of her case.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 1
10  But something lived between them also, and leaped up in her like an imperishable flame: it was the love his love had kindled, the passion of her soul for his.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 12
11  But now his love was her only hope, and as she sat alone with her wretchedness the thought of confiding in him became as seductive as the river's flow to the suicide.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 15
12  And she had felt, even in the full storm of her misery, that Selden's love could not be her ultimate refuge; only it would be so sweet to take a moment's shelter there, while she gathered fresh strength to go on.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 15
13  It had always seemed to Selden that experience offered a great deal besides the sentimental adventure, yet he could vividly conceive of a love which should broaden and deepen till it became the central fact of life.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
14  Sometimes, when I felt real mean, and got to wondering why things were so queerly fixed in the world, I used to remember that you were having a lovely time, anyhow, and that seemed to show there was a kind of justice somewhere.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 13
15  He saw that all the conditions of life had conspired to keep them apart; since his very detachment from the external influences which swayed her had increased his spiritual fastidiousness, and made it more difficult for him to live and love uncritically.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 14
16  It was this moment of love, this fleeting victory over themselves, which had kept them from atrophy and extinction; which, in her, had reached out to him in every struggle against the influence of her surroundings, and in him, had kept alive the faith that now drew him penitent and reconciled to her side.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 14