Vol. III, Chapter V, pp. 112–113

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus

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Then gazing on the beloved face of Elizabeth, on her graceful form and languid eyes, instead of feeling the exultation of a—lover—a husband—a sudden gush of tears blinded my sight, & as I turned away to hide the involuntary emotion fast drops fell

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in the wave below. Reason again awoke, and shaking off all unmanly—or more properly all natural thoughts of mischance, I smiled as