“My father loved Beaufort with the truest friendship and was deeply grieved by his retreat in these unfortunate circumstances” (Shelley 19).
¨Having paid his debts, therefore, in the most honourable manner, he retreated with his daughter to the town of Lucerne, where he lived unknown and in wretchedness¨ (Shelley 19).
"Overjoyed at this discovery, he hastened to the house which was situated in a mean street near Reuss. But when he entered, misery and despair alone welcomed him" (Shelley 20).
“The interval was, consequently, spent in inaction; his grief only became more deep and rankling when he had leisure for reflection, and at length it took so fast hold of his mind that at the end of three months he lay on a bed of sickness, incapable of any exertion” (Shelley 20).
"But Caroline Beaufort possessed a mind of an uncommon mould, and her courage rose to support her in her adversity. She procured plain work; she plaited straw and by various means contrived to earn a pittance scarcely sufficient to support life" (Shelley 20).
"He came like a protecting spirit to the poor girl, who committed herself to his care; and after the interment of his friend he conducted her to Geneva and placed her under the protection of a relation. Two years after this event Caroline became his wife” (Shelley 21).
“Several months passed in this manner. Her father grew worse; her time was more entirely occupied in attending him; her means of subsistence decreased; and in the tenth 26 Frankenstein month her father died in her arms, leaving her an orphan and a beggar” (Shelley 21).
“I am by birth a Genevese, and my family is one of the most distinguished of that republic” (Shelley 19).
“From Italy, they visited Germany and France. I, their eldest child, was born at Naples, and as an infant accompanied them in their rambles. I remained for several years their only child” (Shelley 21).
“My mother had much desired to have a daughter, but I continued their single offspring” (Shelley 22).
“They consulted their village priest, and the result was that Elizabeth Lavenza became the inmate of my parents’ house— my more than sister—the beautiful and adored companion of all my occupations and my pleasures” (Shelley 23).