Whether she would have got over this fancy if left to herself, or persevered in nursing it perpetually, I cannot say: she had little time to reflect.
I ejaculated, mentally, ’you deserve perpetual isolation from your species for your churlish inhospitality.
On coming back a few days afterwards (for I did not consider my banishment perpetual), I found they had christened him ’Heathcliff’: it was the name of a son who died in childhood, and it has served him ever since, both for Christian and surname.
And far rather would I be condemned to a perpetual dwelling in the infernal regions than, even for one night, abide beneath the roof of Wuthering Heights again.’
…and the success of her fulfilled resolution was obvious on the morrow: Mr. Linton had not only abjured his peevishness (though his spirits seemed still subdued by Catherine’s exuberance of vivacity), but he ventured no objection to her taking Isabella with her to Wuthering Heights in the afternoon; and she rewarded him with such a summer of sweetness and affection in return as made the house a paradise for several days; both master and servants profiting from the perpetual sunshine.
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A perpetual flame burns beside the grave of John F. Kennedy.