By Jane Austen

With its imperfect yet captivating heroine and its witty and refined exploration of relationships, Emma is frequently obvious as Jane Austen's such a lot ideal paintings. Now, with the BBC's improved variation, this beautiful tale is bound to win the hearts of numerous new fanatics.

attractive, clever, rich-and single-Emma Woodhouse is completely content material along with her existence and sees little need for both love or marriage. not anything, in spite of the fact that, delights her greater than interfering within the romantic lives of others. but if she ignores the warnings of her buddy Mr. Knightley and makes an attempt to rearrange an appropriate fit for her protegée, Harriet Smith, her conscientiously laid plans quickly resolve and feature outcomes that she by no means anticipated.

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Steal the labor of others to support him? 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.

I now asked my companion which was my eternal lot? he said, between the black & white spiders. But now, from between the black & white spiders, a cloud and fire burst and rolled thro’ the deep, blackning all beneath, so that the nether deep grew black as a sea & rolled with a terrible noise; beneath us was nothing now to be seen but a black tempest, till looking east between the clouds & the waves, we saw a cataract of blood mixed with fire, and not many stones throw from us appear’d and sunk again the scaly fold of a monstrous serpent; at last to the east, distant about three degrees appear’d a fiery crest above the waves; slowly it reared like a ridge of golden rocks till we discover’d two globes of crimson fire, from which the sea fled away in clouds of smoke, and now we saw, it was the head of Leviathan; his forehead was divided into streaks of green & purple like those on a tygers forehead: soon we saw his mouth & red gills hang just above the raging foam tinging the black deep with beams of blood, advancing toward us with all the fury of a spiritual existence.

Or Too much. [Plate 11] The ancient Poets animated all sensible objects with Gods or Geniuses, calling them by the names and adorning them with 31 the properties of woods, rivers, mountains, lakes, cities, nations, and whatever their enlarged & numerous senses could percieve. And particularly they studied the genius of each city & country, placing it under its mental deity. Till a system was formed, which some took advantage of & enslav’d the vulgar by attempting to realize or abstract the mental deities from their objects; thus began Priesthood.

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