"Two mountain chains traverse the republic roughly from north to south, forming between them a number of valleys and plateaus."
"London. Michaelmas term lately over, and the Lord Chancellor sitting in Lincoln's Inn Hall."
"One may as well begin with Helens letters to her sister."
"While the present century was in its teens, and on one sun-shiny morning in June, there drove up to the great iron gate of Miss Pinkerton's academy for young ladies, on Chiswick Mall, a large..."
"In the time of Spanish rule, and for many years afterwards, the town of Sulaco—the luxuriant beauty of the orange gardens bears witness to its antiquity—had never been commercially anything more..."
"This is the saddest story I have ever heard."
"This is the story of what a Woman's patience can endure, and what a Man's resolution can achieve."
"While still a young man, John Courteney Boot had, as his publisher proclaimed, 'achieved an assured and enviable position in contemporary letters'."
"The Signora had no business to do it," said Miss Bartlett, "no business at all. She promised us south rooms with a view close together, instead of which here are north rooms, looking into a...
"It seems increasingly likely that I really will undertake the expedition that has been preoccupying my imagination now for some days."