"You have made an impression upon her young heart which gives me the most serious alarm: to prevent that impression from growing stronger; I am obliged to decline your acquaintance. For me, you may be sure that I should rejoice at establishing my child so advantageously."
— Lewis, Matthew Gregory (1775-1818)
(II, pp. 169-70)
See The Monk: A Romance. In Three Volumes. (London: Printed for J. Bell, 1796). <Link to ESTC><Link to Vol. I in ECCO-TCP><Vol. II><Vol. III>
Pre-published as The Monk: A Romance. In Three Volumes. (London: Printed for J. Bell, 1795). <Link to ESTC>
See also the substantially revised fourth edition: Ambrosio, or the monk: a romance. By M.G. Lewis, Esq. M.P. In three volumes. The fourth edition, with considerable additions and alterations. (London: Printed for J. Bell, 1798). <Link to ESTC>