Ah! it is well for the unfortunate to be resigned, but for the guilty there is no peace.
I seemed to have lost all soul or sensation but for this one pursuit.
This advice, although good, was totally inapplicable to my case.
Solitude was my only consolation – deep, dark, deathlike solitude.
Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change.
Life, although it may only be an accumulation of anguish, is dear to me, and I will defend it.
nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose
The spirit of elder days found a dwelling here, and we delighted to trace its footsteps.
My education was neglected, yet I was passionately fond of reading.
What did this mean? Who was I? What was I? Whence did I come? What was my destination?