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It is with considerable difficulty that I remember the original era of my being...

("Frankenstein")


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On being charged with the fact, the poor girl confirmed the suspicion in a grat measure by her extreme confusion of manner.
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I wished sometimes to shake off all thought and feeling, but I learned that there was but one means to overcome the sensation of pain, and that was death - a state which I feared yet did not understand.
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Devil, do you dare approach me? and do you not fear the fierce vengeance of my arm wreaked on your miserable head?
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I felt emotions of gentleness and pleasure, that had long appeared dead, revive within me. Half surprised by the novelty of these sensations, I allowed myself to be borne away by them, and forgetting my solitude and deformity, dared to be happy. Soft tears again bedewed my cheeks, and I even raised my humid eyes with thankfulness towards the blessed sun, which bestowed such joy upon me.
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Yet some feelings, unallied to the dross of human nature, beat even in these rugged bosoms.
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Women are told from their infancy, and taught by the example of their mothers, that a little knowledge of human weakness, justly termed cunning, softness of temper, outward obedience and a scrupulous attention to a puerile kind of propriety, will obtain for them the protection of man.
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