How marvellously lie our anxieties, in filmy layers, one over the other! Take away that which has lain on the upper surface for so long – the care of cares – the only one, as it seemed to you, between your soul and the radiance of Heaven – and straight you find a new stratum there.
Ch. 53 (Uncle Silas (1864))
He has attained supremacy in one particular line: he succeeds in inspiring a mysterious terror better than any other writer.Sheridan Le Fanu