Jealousy is never satisfied with anything short of an omniscience
that would detect the subtlest fold of the heart.
For the Maker of all things and all persons stands behind us and casts his dread omniscience
through us over things.
All that is now obscure shall become plain to our expanded faculties; and what to our present senses may seem irreconcilable to our limited notions of mercy, of justice, and of love, shall stand irradiated by the light of truth, confessedly the suggestions of Omniscience
, and the acts of an All-powerful Benevolence.
And it is only what we are vividly conscious of that we can vividly imagine to be seen by Omniscience
If, a few pages back, the present writer claimed the privilege of peeping into Miss Amelia Sedley's bedroom, and understanding with the omniscience
of the novelist all the gentle pains and passions which were tossing upon that innocent pillow, why should he not declare himself to be Rebecca's confidante too, master of her secrets, and seal-keeper of that young woman's conscience?