When I came into the world--I don't know how you feel, miss; I protest against being brought into the world
without asking my leave first--my mother was determined to dedicate me to piety, before I was out of my long clothes.
my very blood chills at the mention of its name; the place where so many of my comrades had been locked up, and from whence they went to the fatal tree; the place where my mother suffered so deeply, where I was brought into the world
, and from whence I expected no redemption but by an infamous death: to conclude, the place that had so long expected me, and which with so much art and success I had so long avoided.
I was brought into the world
to be dropped down upon, it appears to me.
It would certainly occur to any reflecting man who travels the world as I have done, what a blessing it is to be brought into the world
where the name of God and a Redeemer is known, adored, and worshipped; and not where the people, given up to strong delusions, worship the devil, and prostrate themselves to monsters, elements, horrid- shaped animals, and monstrous images.
He shuddered and looked about him at the poor unconscious companions of his journey, unkempt and travel-stained, now doubled in unlovely attitudes, who had come to stand to him for the ugliness he had brought into the world