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Mrs Shelley

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Language: English
Wordcount: 68,533 / 202 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 44.2
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 247
mnybks.net#: 6009
Genre: Biography
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nt of her, and this partly owing to Godwin's na´ve remark in his diary, that "there is no reason to doubt that if Fuseli had been disengaged at the period of their acquaintance he would have been the man of her choice." As the little if is a very powerful word, of course this amounts to nothing, and it is scarcely the province of a biographer to say what might have taken place under other circumstances, and to criticise a character from that standpoint. If Mary was attracted by Fuseli's genius, and this would not have been surprising, and if she went to Paris for change of scene and thought, she certainly only set a sensible example. As it was, she had ample matter of interest in the stirring scenes around her--she with a heart to feel the woes of all: the miseries however real and terrible of the prince did not blind her to those of the peasant; the cold and calculating torture of centuries was not to be passed over because a maddened people, having gained for a time the right of power by might, bro

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