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1  There is something at work in my soul which I do not understand.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Letter 2
2  But now I went to it in cold blood, and my heart often sickened at the work of my hands.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 19
3  I could only think of the bourne of my travels and the work which was to occupy me whilst they endured.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 18
4  He had chosen this work, he said, because the declamatory style was framed in imitation of the Eastern authors.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 13
5  Having parted from my friend, I determined to visit some remote spot of Scotland and finish my work in solitude.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 19
6  And I call on you, spirits of the dead, and on you, wandering ministers of vengeance, to aid and conduct me in my work.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 24
7  Day after day, week after week, passed away on my return to Geneva; and I could not collect the courage to recommence my work.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 18
8  It was a place fitted for such a work, being hardly more than a rock whose high sides were continually beaten upon by the waves.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 19
9  She procured plain work; she plaited straw and by various means contrived to earn a pittance scarcely sufficient to support life.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 1
10  She afterwards continued her work, whilst the young man went into the garden and appeared busily employed in digging and pulling up roots.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 11
11  The leaves of that year had withered before my work drew near to a close, and now every day showed me more plainly how well I had succeeded.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 4
12  You minutely described in these papers every step you took in the progress of your work; this history was mingled with accounts of domestic occurrences.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 15
13  Sometimes I could not prevail on myself to enter my laboratory for several days, and at other times I toiled day and night in order to complete my work.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 19
14  Although I possessed the capacity of bestowing animation, yet to prepare a frame for the reception of it, with all its intricacies of fibres, muscles, and veins, still remained a work of inconceivable difficulty and labour.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 4
15  Through this work I obtained a cursory knowledge of history and a view of the several empires at present existing in the world; it gave me an insight into the manners, governments, and religions of the different nations of the earth.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
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16  The dissecting room and the slaughter-house furnished many of my materials; and often did my human nature turn with loathing from my occupation, whilst, still urged on by an eagerness which perpetually increased, I brought my work near to a conclusion.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
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17  He played a sweet mournful air which I perceived drew tears from the eyes of his amiable companion, of which the old man took no notice, until she sobbed audibly; he then pronounced a few sounds, and the fair creature, leaving her work, knelt at his feet.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 11
18  The next morning Felix went out to his work, and after the usual occupations of Agatha were finished, the Arabian sat at the feet of the old man, and taking his guitar, played some airs so entrancingly beautiful that they at once drew tears of sorrow and delight from my eyes.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 13
19  Yet, before I departed, there was a task to perform, on which I shuddered to reflect; I must pack up my chemical instruments, and for that purpose I must enter the room which had been the scene of my odious work, and I must handle those utensils the sight of which was sickening to me.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 20
20  I prepared myself for a multitude of reverses; my operations might be incessantly baffled, and at last my work be imperfect, yet when I considered the improvement which every day takes place in science and mechanics, I was encouraged to hope my present attempts would at least lay the foundations of future success.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 4