1 I wrote, and this exertion greatly fatigued me; but my convalescence had commenced, and proceeded regularly.
2 But this was a luxury of sensation that could not endure; I became fatigued with excess of bodily exertion and sank on the damp grass in the sick impotence of despair.
3 Mr. Kirwin came in and insisted that my strength should not be exhausted by too much exertion.
4 But the overflowing misery I now felt, and the excess of agitation that I endured rendered me incapable of any exertion.
5 Frankenstein has daily declined in health; a feverish fire still glimmers in his eyes, but he is exhausted, and when suddenly roused to any exertion, he speedily sinks again into apparent lifelessness.
6 Saying this, he endeavoured to spring from the bed, but the exertion was too great for him; he fell back and fainted.
7 She could consult with her brother, could receive her sister-in-law on her arrival, and treat her with proper attention; and could strive to rouse her mother to similar exertion, and encourage her to similar forbearance.
8 He really felt conscientiously vexed on the occasion; for the very exertion to which he had limited the performance of his promise to his father was by this arrangement rendered impracticable.
9 "I think I have," replied Elinor, with an exertion of spirits, which increased with her increase of emotion.
10 The necessity of concealing from her mother and Marianne, what had been entrusted in confidence to herself, though it obliged her to unceasing exertion, was no aggravation of Elinor's distress.
11 A few minutes more of silent exertion enabled him to proceed with composure.
12 Her mind was so much weakened that she still fancied present exertion impossible, and therefore it only dispirited her more.
13 Mrs. Dashwood immediately took all that trouble on herself; and Elinor had the benefit of the information without the exertion of seeking it.
14 I know it was a good squeeze, because, being very plump, whenever she made any little exertion after she was dressed, some of the buttons on the back of her gown flew off.
15 Surely there are some ways in which I might begin life with hardly any outlay, and yet begin with a good hope of getting on by resolution and exertion.
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