John Galsworthy

The Forsyte Saga - Complete

    Юлияhas quoted7 years ago
    Difficult to believe it was so long ago; he felt young still! Of all his thoughts, as he stood there counting his cigars, this was the most poignant, the most bitter. With his white head and his loneliness he had remained young and green at heart. And those Sunday afternoons on Hampstead Heath, when young Jolyon and he went for a stretch along the Spaniard's Road to Highgate, to Child's Hill, and back over the Heath again to dine at Jack Straw's Castle--how delicious his cigars were then! And such weather! There was no weather now.
    Ireesshas quoted8 years ago
    When a Forsyte was engaged, married, or born, the Forsytes were present; when a Forsyte died—but no Forsyte had as yet died; they did not die; death being contrary to their principles, they took precautions against it, the instinctive precautions of highly vitalized persons who resent encroachments on their property.
    Дмитрий Кувшиновhas quotedlast year
    He is like one who, having watched a tree grow from its planting--a paragon of tenacity, insulation, and success, amidst the deaths of a hundred other plants less fibrous, sappy, and persistent--one day will see it flourishing with bland, full foliage, in an almost repugnant prosperity, at the summit of its efflorescence.
    Дмитрий Кувшиновhas quotedlast year
    The figure of Irene, never, as the reader may possibly have observed, present, except through the senses of other characters, is a concretion of disturbing Beauty impinging on a possessive world
    Виктория Каранкевичhas quotedlast year
    her nerves were not strong enough.
    Виктория Каранкевичhas quotedlast year
    She was more silent, more touchy, every day.
    Виктория Каранкевичhas quotedlast year
    The Company's solicitor is present;
    Виктория Каранкевичhas quotedlast year
    In my opinion this payment is not legal.
    Виктория Каранкевичhas quotedlast year
    But I feel sure" (he-looked severely at the late superintendent's brother-in-law) "that he will in some way, by some written expression, or better perhaps by reducing the amount, record our grave disapproval that so promising and valuable a life should have been thus impiously removed from a sphere where both its own interests and--if I may say so--our interests so imperatively demanded its continuance.
    Виктория Каранкевичhas quotedlast year
    "In my opinion, sir, the sum is not enough!"
    Виктория Каранкевичhas quotedlast year
    Everyone knew that Uncle Jolyon's chin was a caution.
    Виктория Каранкевичhas quotedlast year
    That letter was on the table now;
    Виктория Каранкевичhas quotedlast year
    He was really at the head of the business,
    Виктория Каранкевичhas quotedlast year
    'This fellow,' he thought, 'may not be a scamp; his face is not a bad one, but he's a queer fish.
    Виктория Каранкевичhas quotedlast year
    When the door was closed, old Jolyon dropped his paper, and stared long and anxiously in front of him.
    Виктория Каранкевичhas quotedlast year
    You're very late.
    Виктория Каранкевичhas quotedlast year
    The house had been mercifully darkened for a crisis, and no one could see her trouble.
    Виктория Каранкевичhas quotedlast year
    His eyes grew angry;
    Виктория Каранкевичhas quotedlast year
    If Bosinney was conscious of her trouble he made no sign.
    Виктория Каранкевичhas quotedlast year
    The whole town was alive; the boughs, curled upward with their decking of young leaves, awaited some gift the breeze could bring.
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