The Cost of a Rose; or, The Ordeal of Blood: A Romance of Astonishing Terror: Chapter Thirteen

I do love thee so, That I will shortly send thy soul to heaven, If heaven will take the present at our hands.

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The Cost of a Rose; or The Ordeal of Blood: A Romance of Astonishing Terror: Chapter Three

"I rarely kill the body, which preserves, / Like a strong prison, the soul within my power, / Wherein I feed it with the breath of fear / For hourly pain."