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I heard of the slothful Asiatics; of the stupendous genius and mental activity of the
Grecians; of the wars and wonderful virtue of the early Romans— of their
subsequent degeneration—of the decline of that mighty empire; E 3 The Modern
A few months before my arrival, they had lived in a large and luxurious city, called
Paris, surrounded by friends, and possessed of every enjoyment which virtue,
refinement of intellect, or taste, accompanied by a moderate fortune, could afford.
... of again returning to Asia, and the being immured within the walls of a haram,
allowed only to occupy herself with puerile amusements, ill suited to the temper
of her soul, now accustomed to grand ideas and a noble emulation for virtue.
but when I contemplated the virtues of the cottagers, their amiable and
benevolent dispositions, I persuaded myself that when they should become
acquainted with my admiration of their virtues, they would compassionate me,
and overlook my ...
“'Heaven forbid! even if you were really criminal; for that can only drive you to
desperation, and not instigate you to virtue. I also am unfortunate; I and my family
have been condemned, although innocent: judge, therefore, if I do not feel for
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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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It gets lonely when you're a monster. Shelley makes us look at the inhuman aspects of ourselves. When what we create gets out of hand isn't it still our fault? Read full review