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The old man, I could perceive, often endeavoured to encourage his children, as
sometimes I found that he called them, to cast off their melancholy. He would talk
in a cheerful accent, with an expression of goodness that bestowed pleasure ...
In a few minutes after, I heard the creaking of my door, as if some one
endeavoured to open it softly. I trembled from head to foot; I felt a presentiment of
who it was, and wished to rouse one of the peasants who dwelt in a cottage not
far from ...
Ah! if you knew what I have suffered, and what I may yet endure, you would
endeavour to let me taste the quiet and freedom from ... Thus Elizabeth
endeavoured to divert her thoughts and mine from all reflection upon melancholy
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An important book. Mary Shelley is methodical, but also swept up in the Sturm-und-Drang emotionality of the period. Her characters have motivations, psychological depth, passions. Read full review