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The Mortal Immortal Mary Shelley July 16, 1833.--This is a memorable anniversary for me; on it I complete my three hundred and twenty-third year! The Wandering Jew?--certainly not.
More than eighteen centuries have passed over his head.
In comparison with him, I am a very young Immortal. Am I, then, immortal? This is a question which I have asked myself, by day and night, for now three hundred and three years, and yet cannot answer it.
I detected a grey hair amidst my brown locks this very day--that surely signifies decay.
Yet it may have remained concealed there for three hundred years--for some persons have become entirely white-headed before twenty years of age. I will tell my story, and my reader shall judge for me.
I will tell my story, and so contrive to pass some few hours of a long eternity, become so wearisome to me.
For ever! Can it be? to live for ever! I have...





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