"London was our present point of rest; we determined to remain several months in this wonderful and celebrated city... I was preoccupied with the means of obtaining the information necessary For the completion of my promise..."
"If this journey had taken place during my days of study and happiness, it would have afforded me inexpressible pleasure... Company was irksome to me; when alone, I could fill my mind with the sights of heaven and earth; the voice of Henry soothed me, and I could thus cheat myself into a transitory peace."
"But in Clerval I saw An Image of my former self; he was inquisitive and anxious to gain experience and instruction The different manners which he observed was to him an inexhaustible source of instruction and amusement."
"He was forever busy, and the only check to his enjoyments was my sorrowful and dejected mind. I tried to conceal this as much as possible, that I might not debar him from the pleasures natural..."
"I often refused to accompany him, alleging another engagement, that I might remain alone."
"I now also began to collect the materials necessary for my new creation, and this was to me like the torture of single drops of water continually falling on the head."