How can I describe my emotions at this catastrophe, or how delineate the wretch whom with such infinite pains and care I had endeavoured to form?
A mummy again endued with animation could not be so hideous as that wretch.
I had turned loose into the world a depraved wretch, whose delight was in carnage and misery; had he not murdered my brother?
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.
I started from my sleep with horror; a cold dew covered my forehead, my teeth chattered, and every limb became convulsed; when, by the dim and yellow light of the moon, as it forced its way through the window shutters, I beheld the wretch—the miserable monster whom I had created.
Dear lady, I had none to support me; all looked on me as a wretch doomed to ignominy and perdition.
How sweet is the affection of others to such a wretch as I am!
But even if I were condemned to suffer on the scaffold for the same crimes, I would not change places with such a wretch.
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.
It was a lovely sight, even to me, poor wretch who had never beheld aught beautiful before.
Miserable, unhappy wretch!
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.
I, a miserable wretch, haunted by a curse that shut up every avenue to enjoyment.
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.
Presently I heard the sound of footsteps along the passage; the door opened, and the wretch whom I dreaded appeared.
Human beings, their feelings and passions, would indeed be degraded if such a wretch as I felt pride.
I avoided explanation and maintained a continual silence concerning the wretch I had created.
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.
) that it was the wretch whom I had created.
I thought (foolish wretch!
The laughter died away, when a well-known and abhorred voice, apparently close to my ear, addressed me in an audible whisper, "I am satisfied, miserable wretch!
"I thank you, Walton," he said, "for your kind intentions towards so miserable a wretch; but when you speak of new ties and fresh affections, think you that any can replace those who are gone?
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Pity the poor wretch.
If you pay the blackmail, you will remain at the mercy of the unscrupulous wretch.