Quotes from The Hidden Hand

E.D.E.N. Southworth ·  461 pages

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“Now, my dear Cap, if you don’t look sharp your hour is come! Nothing on earth will save you, Cap, but your own wits! For if ever I saw mischief in any one’s face, it is in that fellow’s that is eating you up with his great eyes at the same time that he is laughing at you with his big mouth! Now Cap, my little man, be a woman! ”
― E.D.E.N. Southworth, quote from The Hidden Hand


“Catch me coming to my senses, when it's so delightful to be mad. I'm too sharp for that.”
― E.D.E.N. Southworth, quote from The Hidden Hand


“I wonder how long they'll keep me here? Forever, I hope. Until I get cured. I hope they won't cure me; I vow I won't be cured. It's a great deal too pleasant to be mad, and I'll stay so.”
― E.D.E.N. Southworth, quote from The Hidden Hand


“Freedom and peace is even sweeter than wealth and honors.”
― E.D.E.N. Southworth, quote from The Hidden Hand


“Now, the soul of Capitola naturally abhorred sentiment. If ever she gave way to serious emotion, she was sure to avenge herself by being more capricious than before.”
― E.D.E.N. Southworth, quote from The Hidden Hand



“Fie on it! Cowardice is worse than death!”
― E.D.E.N. Southworth, quote from The Hidden Hand


“And no sooner had Cap been commanded, if she valued her safety, not to cross the water or climb the precipice than, as a natural consequence, she began to wonder what was in the valley behind the mountain and what might be in the woods across the river. And she longed, above all things, to explore and find out for herself.”
― E.D.E.N. Southworth, quote from The Hidden Hand


“gentle admonition." "Gentle admonition! Do you call that gentle admonition? Why, uncle, you are enough to frighten most people to death with your fury. You are a perfect dragon! a griffin! a Russian bear! a Bengal tiger! a Numidian lion! You're all Barnum's beasts in one! I declare, if I don't write and ask him to send a party down here to catch you for his museum!”
― E.D.E.N. Southworth, quote from The Hidden Hand


“She loved old houses and old legends well enough to enjoy them; but was not sufficiently credulous to believe, or cowardly to fear, them.”
― E.D.E.N. Southworth, quote from The Hidden Hand


“Ah! The transitory joy of the past week had been but the lightning's arrowy course scathing where it illumined!”
― E.D.E.N. Southworth, quote from The Hidden Hand



“Lad, there are other starvations besides the total lack of food. There are slow starvations and divers ones. - Doctor Day”
― E.D.E.N. Southworth, quote from The Hidden Hand


“The mother smiled at his earnestness - smiled without the least misgiving; for, to her apprehension, the youth was still a boy, to wonder at and admire beauty, without being in the least danger of having his peace of mind disturbed by love.”
― E.D.E.N. Southworth, quote from The Hidden Hand


“There is not such a man as the doctor appears in this world more than once in a hundred years.”
― E.D.E.N. Southworth, quote from The Hidden Hand


“You are like the angel in Cole's picture of life! You point the youth to the far-up temple of fame-"

"And leave him to get there as he can? Not at all, madam!”
― E.D.E.N. Southworth, quote from The Hidden Hand


About the author

E.D.E.N. Southworth
Born place: in The United States
Born date December 26, 1819
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