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Year
 of
 Wonders
 Quotes
I’d
 forgotten
 what
 his
 eyes
 could
 do
 –
 what
 they
 could
 make
 us
 do
 –
 when
 he
 stared
 down
  from
 his
 pulpit
 and
 held
 us,
 one
 by
 one,
 in
 his
 gaze.
 P.
 4 Then
 he
 reared
 up
 on
 his
 muscled
 haunches
 and
 punched
 the
 air…p.
 5 The
 Puritans,
 who
 are
 few
 amongst
 us
 now,
 and
 sorely
 pressed,
 had
 the
 running
 of
 the
 village
  then.
 It
 was
 their
 sermons
 we
 grew
 up
 listening
 to
 in
 a
 church
 bare
 of
 adornment,
 their
 notion
  of
 what
 was
 heathenish
 that
 hushed
 the
 Sabbath
 and
 quieted
 the
 church
 bells…p.
 7 Down
 in
 the
 mine
 at
 daybreak,
 out
 again
 after
 sundown.
 A
 life
 in
 the
 dark.
 And
 a
 death
 there,
  too.
 P.
 9 And
 now
 it
 is
 Elinor
 Mompellion’s
 Michael
 who
 sits
 all
 day
 in
 the
 dark…
 p.
 9 For
 the
 hour
 in
 which
 I
 can
 lose
 myself
 in
 someone
 else’s
 thoughts
 is
 the
 greatest
 relief
 I
 can
  Lind
 from
 the
 burden
 of
 my
 own
 memories.
 P.
 9 We
 live
 all
 aslant
 here,
 on
 the
 steep
 Llank
 of
 the
 great
 White
 Peak.
 We
 are
 always
 tilting
  forwards
 to
 toil
 uphill…p.
 11 For
 hundreds
 of
 years,
 the
 people
 of
 this
 village
 pushed
 nature
 back
 from
 its
 precints.
 It
 has
  taken
 less
 than
 a
 year
 to
 begin
 to
 reclaim
 its
 place.
 In
 the
 very
 middle
 of
 the
 street,
 a
 walnut
  shell
 lies
 broken,
 and
 from
 it,
 already,
 sprouts
 a
 sapling
 that
 wants
 to
 grow
 up
 to
 block
 our
 way
  entire.
 P.
 11 Your
 wife
 will
 be
 like
 a
 fruitful
 vine
 within
 your
 house;
 your
 children
 will
 be
 like
 olive
 shoots
  around
 your
 table.
 P.
 19 Like
 most
 in
 this
 village,
 I
 had
 no
 occasion
 to
 travel
 father
 than
 the
 market
 town
 seven
 miles
  distant.
 P.
 25 These
 were
 the
 kind
 of
 evening
 I
 had
 never
 had
 with
 Sam,
 who
 looked
 to
 me
 for
 all
 his
  information
 of
 the
 tiny
 world
 for
 which
 he
 cared.
 P.
 25 Sam’s
 world
 was
 a
 dark,
 damp
 maze
 of
 rakes
 and
 scrins
 thirty
 feet
 under
 the
 ground…His
  whole
 life
 was
 conLined
 by
 these
 things.
 P.
 26 I…wished
 to
 know
 how
 things
 stood
 in
 the
 world.
 P.
 27 Before
 I
 blamed,
 I
 would
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