1 We rest; a dream has power to poison sleep.
2 You have left me no power to consider whether I am just to you or not.
3 When happy, inanimate nature had the power of bestowing on me the most delightful sensations.
4 My internal being was in a state of insurrection and turmoil; I felt that order would thence arise, but I had no power to produce it.
5 When I found so astonishing a power placed within my hands, I hesitated a long time concerning the manner in which I should employ it.
6 The picture I present to you is peaceful and human, and you must feel that you could deny it only in the wantonness of power and cruelty.
7 The starry sky, the sea, and every sight afforded by these wonderful regions seem still to have the power of elevating his soul from earth.
8 It was very different when the masters of the science sought immortality and power; such views, although futile, were grand; but now the scene was changed.
9 I felt the greatest eagerness to hear the promised narrative, partly from curiosity and partly from a strong desire to ameliorate his fate if it were in my power.
10 Having thus arranged my dwelling and carpeted it with clean straw, I retired, for I saw the figure of a man at a distance, and I remembered too well my treatment the night before to trust myself in his power.
11 She was senseless, and I endeavoured by every means in my power to restore animation, when I was suddenly interrupted by the approach of a rustic, who was probably the person from whom she had playfully fled.
12 Yet it is in your power to recompense me, and deliver them from an evil which it only remains for you to make so great, that not only you and your family, but thousands of others, shall be swallowed up in the whirlwinds of its rage.
13 I believe it to be an intuitive discernment, a quick but never-failing power of judgment, a penetration into the causes of things, unequalled for clearness and precision; add to this a facility of expression and a voice whose varied intonations are soul-subduing music.
14 He loathed the idea that his daughter should be united to a Christian, but he feared the resentment of Felix if he should appear lukewarm, for he knew that he was still in the power of his deliverer if he should choose to betray him to the Italian state which they inhabited.
15 I considered the being whom I had cast among mankind, and endowed with the will and power to effect purposes of horror, such as the deed which he had now done, nearly in the light of my own vampire, my own spirit let loose from the grave, and forced to destroy all that was dear to me.
16 I know," continued the unhappy victim, "how heavily and fatally this one circumstance weighs against me, but I have no power of explaining it; and when I have expressed my utter ignorance, I am only left to conjecture concerning the probabilities by which it might have been placed in my pocket.
17 At that age I became acquainted with the celebrated poets of our own country; but it was only when it had ceased to be in my power to derive its most important benefits from such a conviction that I perceived the necessity of becoming acquainted with more languages than that of my native country.
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