"After passing some months in London, we received a letter from a person in Scotland..."
"From thence we proceeded to Oxford...I enjoyed this scene, and yet my enjoyment was embittered both by the memory of the past and the anticipation of the future."
"But Henry found that a traveller’s life is one that includes much pain amidst its enjoyments. His feelings are forever on the stretch; and when he begins to sink into repose, he finds himself obliged to quit that on which he rests in plea- sure for something new, which again engages his attention, and which also he forsakes for other novelties."
"I had now neglected my promise for some time, and I feared the effects of the daemon’s disappointment. He might remain in Switzerland and wreak his vengeance on my relatives. This idea pur- sued me and tormented me at every moment..."
"I told Clerval that I wished to make the tour of Scotland alone. ‘Do you,’ said I, ‘enjoy yourself, and let this be our rendezvous.Henry wished to dissuade me, but seeing me bent on this plan, ceased to remonstrate."
"Having parted from my friend, I determined to visit some remote spot of Scotland and finish my work in solitude...In the mean time, I worked on, and my labour was already considerably advanced.I looked towards its completion with a tremulous and eager hope, which I dared not trust myself to question but which was intermixed with obscure forebodings of evil that made my heart sicken in my bosom."