Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus
London: Printed for Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor, & Jones, 1818.
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan in 1910
Vol. II, pp. 56–57
They had appeared to me rich, because their possessions incomparably transcended mine, but I soon learnt, that many of these advantages were only apparent, since their delicate frame made them subject to a thousand wants of the existence of
which I was entirely ignorant.