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I perceived that the words they spoke sometimes produced pleaSure Or pain,
smiles' or sadness, in the minds and countenances of the hearers. This was
indeed a godlike science, and I ardently desired to become acquainted with it.
But I was ...
The made many signs which I did not com: prehend; but I saw that her present"
diffused gladness through the cottago dispelling their sorrow as the sun dissi.
pates the morning mists. Felix seemed peculiarly happy, and with smiles of
peculiarly happy, and with smiles of delight welcomed his Arabian. Agatha, the
ever-gentle Agatha, kissed the hands of the lovely stranger; and, pointing to her
brother, made signs which appeared to me to mean that he had been sorrowful ...
and the animated smiles of the charming Arabian, were not for me. The mild
exhortations of the old man, and the lively conversation of the loved Felix, were
not for me. Miserable, unhappy wretch “Other lessons were impressed upon me
Here, I thought, is one of those whose smiles are bestowed on all but me; she
shalh, not escape: thanks to the lessons of Felix, and the sanguinary laws of man,
I have learned how to work mischief. I approached her unperceived, and placed ...
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Mary Shelley's romantic novel first published in 1818 anonymously has been the inspiration for movie monster makers. Since the first film adaptation in 1823, Shelley's creation has been brought to ... Read full review
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