Citati iz knjige „The Ladies of Grace Adieu“ autora Susanna Clarke

Above all remember this: that magic belongs as much to the heart as to the head and everything which is done, should be done from love or joy or righteous anger.
Now toasted cheese is a temptation few men can resist, be they charcoal burners or kings.
to refuse such an opportunity merely for the sake of spiting him

отказываться от такой возможности только ради того, чтобы назло ему

And if we honour this principle we shall discover that our magic is much greater than all the sum of all the spells that were ever taught. Then magic is to us as flight is to the birds, because then our magic comes from the dark and dreaming heart, just as the flight of a bird comes from the heart. And we will feel the same joy in performing that magic that the bird feels as it casts itself into the void and we will know that magic is part of what a man is, just as flight is part of what a bird is.
Above all remember this: that magic belongs as much to the heart as to the head and everything which is done, should be done from love or joy or righteous anger.
The ravens searched the Charcoal Burner's memories and dreams for evidence of magic.
The moment they observed the fire the Queen's women all cried out in alarm and the gentlemen began to issue instructions to one another.
A needle, she thought, was a most suitable weapon for a mouse – mouse-sized, in fact.
The Queen of Scots's husbands had never consulted her convenience in their dying.
To paraphrase a writer of fanciful stories for children, this was not a comfortable hole, it was not even a dry, bare sandy hole; it was a nasty, dirty, wet hole.
Fairies exceed even Christians and Jews in their enthusiasm for babies and young children, and think nothing of adding to their brood by stealing a pretty Christian child or two.
Fairy princes do not often trouble to seek out other fairy princes, and on the rare occasions that they do meet, it is surprizing with what regularity one of them will die – suddenly, mysteriously, and in great pain.
Besides, all women, fairy, Christian or Jew, crave a proper object to love.
"And are you married, sir?" Mrs Winstanley asked Tom.
"Oh no, madam!" said Tom.
"Yes," David reminded him. "You are, you know."
A chantry is a sort of chapel where priests say mass for the dead.
Romans followed their own self-imposed principle of straightness

Римляне последовали их собственного добровольного принципа прямолинейности

said Tom, in accents of mild reproach

сказал Том, тоном мягкого упрека

Witts' life is blighted by Thoresby's difficulties

Жизнь уитсом является омрачена трудностями Thoresby по

I make allowances for you

Я делаю скидку для вас

Truth to own I do not often leave this room

Правда, я не часто покидал эту комнату

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