Year of Wonders Quotes pt 230 cards

Tagged as: economics, nursing, religion, travel

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1

The Plague is...in the same way. Its blows...

The Plague is cruel in the same way. Its blows fall and fall again upon raw sorrow, so that before you have mourned one person that you love, another is ill in your arms.” P81

2

I promise you this:...

I promise you this: while I am spared no one in this village will face their death alone.” P106

3

Before sunset, no less than four families were visited so, by deaths that...

Before sunset, no less than four families were visited so, by deaths that reached across generations, snatching children and parents with the same dread hand.” P140

4

the corpses are tipped in...

the corpses are tipped in, afforded no more respect than one would give a dead dog.” P63

5

as many of us were now in...

as many of us were now in the ground as walked above it.” P217

6

“They say you can hear...

“They say you can hear the screams of the dying, locked up all alone in the houses marked with the red crosses.” P60

7

we did not rejoice. For the..

we did not rejoice. For the losses were too many and the damage to our spirits too profound.” P255

8

“This Plague will make...

“This Plague will make heroes of us all,

9

Life endures” p254

Life endures” p254

10

like so much other livestock whose...

like so much other livestock whose dead owners could no longer tend or confine them.” P207

11

Those of us who were left feared...

Those of us who were left feared each other and the contagion we each might carry.” P217

12

Every day we had occasion to...

Every day we had occasion to bless the earl of Chatsworth” p166

13

We were all like wounded animals...

We were all like wounded animals, our hurts so raw and our fear so great that we would lash out at anyone” p243

14

“If we are spared today, we may...

“If we are spared today, we may well be felled by Plague on the morrow” p183

15

“A remedy much thought of among the...

“A remedy much thought of among the Florentine doctors…it contains a dried toad” p85

16

Why should this thing be either...

Why should this thing be either a test of faith sent by God, or the evil working of the Devil” p215

17

may find him a... god's wrath... this venom...

may find him a poor listener god's wrath made manifest this venom in our blood

18

Like most in this village, I had no occasion...

Like most in this village, I had no occasion to travel farther than the market town seven miles distant.” P25

19

“fear… was working...

“fear… was working strange changes in all of us, corroding our ability for clear thought.” P227

20

I knew how easy it is for...

I knew how easy it is for widow to be turned witch in the common mind

21

“I bought this charm...

“I bought this charm because that which I do believe has failed me.” P145

22

You are becoming a byword...

You are becoming a byword for goodness, dear friends” p119

23

Some slaked their...

Some slaked their dread in drink and their loneliness in wanton caresses” p218

24

We were sorely...

We were sorely depleted in trades of all kinds” p217

25

the nobles and gentry who so stand upon their...

the nobles and gentry who so stand upon their superiority to such as we can yet be so base as to make the worst of us seem like angels.” P28

26

those who have most give least

those who have most give least

27

“the image of the child’s...

“the image of the child’s tortured corpse… robbed me of sleep” p251

28

He grabbed it from my hand...

He grabbed it from my hand, feeble as he was, and buried the brand in his own flesh. I can still hear his screaming.” p144

29

The place where the iron had seared...

The place where the iron had seared was laid open to the muscle, seeping pus and green with putrefaction.” p144

30

“the purple thing burst all of a sudden open...

“the purple thing burst all of a sudden open, slitting like a pea pod and issuing forth creamy pus all spotted through with shreds of dead flesh.” p43