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- 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.Chapter 16 (7% in)
- The monster saw my determination in my face and gnashed his teeth in the impotence of anger.Chapter 20 (30% in)
- But when I discovered that he, the author at once of my existence and of its unspeakable torments, dared to hope for happiness, that while he accumulated wretchedness and despair upon me he sought his own enjoyment in feelings and passions from the indulgence of which I was forever barred, then impotent envy and bitter indignation filled me with an insatiable thirst for vengeance.Chapter 24 (84% in)
- But in the detail which he gave you of them he could not sum up the hours and months of misery which I endured wasting in impotent passions.Chapter 24 (91% in)
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