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The labours of men of genius, however erroneously directed, scarcely ever fail in
ultimately turning to the solid advantage of mankind.” I listened to his statement,
which was delivered without any presumption or affectation; and then added, ...
... and your looks remind me to proceed. My father made no reproach in his
letters, and only took notice of my silence by inquiring into my occupations more
particularly than before. Winter, spring, and summer passed away during my
Depart to your home, and commence your labours: I shall watch their progress
with unutterable anxiety; and fear not but that when you are ready I shall appear.”
Saying this, he suddenly quitted me, fearful, perhaps, of any change in my ...
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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