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The Count of Monte Cristo
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  • "Diable!" he said, after having swallowed the divine preserve.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • There is a struggle in nature against this divine substance,—in nature which is not made for joy and clings to pain.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Examine the past and the present, and endeavor to dive into futurity, and then say whether I am not a divine instrument.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Benedetto, if still living, will become the instrument of divine retribution in some way or other, and then be duly punished in his turn.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • and do you never use your eyes, which must have acquired so much finesse and certainty, to divine, at a glance, the kind of man by whom you are confronted?  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I was still unable to divine for what reason M. de Villefort had this spade in his hands, when he stopped close to the thicket where I was, glanced round, and began to dig a hole in the earth.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Count, to possess Valentine would have been a happiness too infinite, too ecstatic, too complete, too divine for this world, since it has been denied me; but without Valentine the earth is desolate.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He was for some time without reflection or thought for the divine charm which is in the things of nature, specially after a fantastic dream; then gradually this view of the outer world, so calm, so pure, so grand, reminded him of the illusiveness of his vision, and once more awakened memory.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The nations took Attila, who was doomed to destroy them, for a conqueror similar to other conquerors, and it was necessary for both to reveal their missions, that they might be known and acknowledged; one was compelled to say, 'I am the angel of the Lord'; and the other, 'I am the hammer of God,' in order that the divine essence in both might be revealed.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • …blue, transparent, unbounded horizon, with all the blue of the ocean, all the spangles of the sun, all the perfumes of the summer breeze; then, in the midst of the songs of his sailors,—songs so clear and sonorous, that they would have made a divine harmony had their notes been taken down,—he saw the Island of Monte Cristo, no longer as a threatening rock in the midst of the waves, but as an oasis in the desert; then, as his boat drew nearer, the songs became louder, for an enchanting…  (not reviewed by editor)

  • A man, too, who could boast of Dante for a genealogist, and could reckon back to the 'Divine Comedy.'  (not reviewed by editor)

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