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The world was to me a secret which I desired to devine.

("Frankenstein")


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Monster I am malicious because I am miserable. ... If any being felt emotions of benevolence towards me, I should return them a hundred and a hundred fold.
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The world to me was a secret, which I desired to discover; to her it was a vacancy, which she sought to people with imaginations of her own.
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Even where the affections are not strongly moved by any superior excellence, the companions of our childhood always possess a certain power over our minds which hardly any later friend can obtain. They know our infantine dispositions, which, however they may be afterwards modified, are never eradicated; and they can judge of our actions with more certain conclusions as to the integrity of our motives.
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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 was new to sorrow, but it did not the less alarm me.
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When one creature is murdered, another is immediately deprived of life in a slow torturing manner; then the executioners, their hands yet reeking with the blood of innocence, believe that they have done a great deed.
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