1 But it is true that I am a wretch.
2 I never saw a man in so wretched a condition.
3 A mummy again endued with animation could not be so hideous as that wretch.
4 I, a miserable wretch, haunted by a curse that shut up every avenue to enjoyment.
5 It was a lovely sight, even to me, poor wretch who had never beheld aught beautiful before.
6 I avoided explanation and maintained a continual silence concerning the wretch I had created.
7 Dear lady, I had none to support me; all looked on me as a wretch doomed to ignominy and perdition.
8 Human beings, their feelings and passions, would indeed be degraded if such a wretch as I felt pride.
9 Presently I heard the sound of footsteps along the passage; the door opened, and the wretch whom I dreaded appeared.
10 The picture appeared a vast and dim scene of evil, and I foresaw obscurely that I was destined to become the most wretched of human beings.
11 I was a poor, helpless, miserable wretch; I knew, and could distinguish, nothing; but feeling pain invade me on all sides, I sat down and wept.
12 She most of all," said Ernest, "requires consolation; she accused herself of having caused the death of my brother, and that made her very wretched.
13 The wretch saw me destroy the creature on whose future existence he depended for happiness, and with a howl of devilish despair and revenge, withdrew.
14 I afterwards learned that, knowing my father's advanced age and unfitness for so long a journey, and how wretched my sickness would make Elizabeth, he spared them this grief by concealing the extent of my disorder.
15 The porter opened the gates of the court, which had that night been my asylum, and I issued into the streets, pacing them with quick steps, as if I sought to avoid the wretch whom I feared every turning of the street would present to my view.
16 A flash of lightning illuminated the object, and discovered its shape plainly to me; its gigantic stature, and the deformity of its aspect more hideous than belongs to humanity, instantly informed me that it was the wretch, the filthy daemon, to whom I had given life.
17 I shall quit your vessel on the ice raft which brought me thither and shall seek the most northern extremity of the globe; I shall collect my funeral pile and consume to ashes this miserable frame, that its remains may afford no light to any curious and unhallowed wretch who would create such another as I have been.
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