- 'tis a graceful beast, more considerable no doubt, for it's neatness than for its size, but ingenious, subtle, and lettered as a grammarian!2.11.1 — Vol 2 Bk 11 Chpt 1 — The Little Shoe (5% in)
- It was a subtle, intelligent, crafty-looking face, a sort of combined monkey and diplomat phiz, before whom the cardinal made three steps and a profound bow, and whose name, nevertheless, was only, "Guillaume Rym, counsellor and pensioner of the City of Ghent."1.1.3 — Vol 1 Bk 1 Chpt 3 — Monsieur the Cardinal (94% in)
- He was a regular devil, and a very disorderly one, who made Dom Claude scowl; but very droll and very subtle, which made the big brother smile.1.4.5 — Vol 1 Bk 4 Chpt 5 — More about Claude Frollo (14% in)
- The piety of that age, not very subtle nor much given to reasoning, did not see so many facets in an act of religion.1.6.2 — Vol 1 Bk 6 Chpt 2 — The Rat-Hole (61% in)
- ...care than to reach the open air, the full daylight of eternal truth; but in precipitating thyself towards the dazzling window which opens upon the other world,—upon the world of brightness, intelligence, and science—blind fly! senseless, learned man! thou hast not perceived that subtle spider's web, stretched by destiny betwixt the light and thee—thou hast flung thyself headlong into it, and now thou art struggling with head broken and mangled wings between the iron antennae of fate!2.7.5 — Vol 2 Bk 7 Chpt 5 — The Two Men Clothed in Black (74% in)
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