"If you have reduced me to the necessity of again debating the same painful and gloomy question, if you cannot give that elasticity to my mind which will animate it to despise difficulty and steel it against injustice, however good your intentions may have been, I fear you have but imposed misery upon me."
— Holcroft, Thomas (1745-1809)
(III.ix, pp. 209-10)
Text from The Adventures of Hugh Trevor. By Thomas Holcroft., 6 vols. (London: Printed for Shepperson and Reynolds, No. 137, Oxford-Street, 1794-97). <Link to ESTC><Link to Vol. I in ECCO-TCP><Vol. II><Link to Vol. III>