Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...''I will mention the friends that I have here that you may form an idea of our situation. Mrs Williams and I live together. We have one purse, and joined in misery we are for the present joined in life. "The poor girl withers like a lily. She lives for her children but it is a living death. Lord Byron has been very kind. But the friend to whom we are eternally indebted is Trelawny. I have, of course mentioned him to you as one who wishes to be considered eccentric, but who was noble and generous at bottom. I always thought so, even when no fact proved it: and Shelley agreed with me as he always did, or rather, I with him. We heard people speak against him on account of his vagaries; we said to one another, 'Still we like him; we believe him to be good.' Once even when a whim of his led him to treat me with something like impertinence, I forgave him, and I have now been well rewarded. In my outline of events, you will see how unasked he returned with Jane and me from Leghorn to Lerici; how he stayed with us miserable creatures twelve days there, endeavoring to keep up our spirits; how he left us on Thursday, and finding our misfortune confirmed, then without rest returned on Friday to us, and again without rest returned with us to Pisa on Saturday. These were no common services. Since that he has gone through by himself, all the annoyances of dancing attendance on consuls and governors for permission to fulfil the last duties to those gone, and attending the ceremony himself. All the disagreeable part, and all the fatigue fell on him. As Hunt said, ' He worked with the meanest, and felt with the best.' He is generous to a distressing degree; but after all these benefits to us, what I most thank him...show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236992199
  • 9781236992192