The Modern Prometheus
From the personal records of Dr. Wernicke.
"FRANKENSTEIN, or The Modern Prometheus" by Mary Shelby, published anonymously in 1818. Chapter 4, excerpt –
"Learn from me, if not by my precepts, at least by my example, how dangerous is the acquirment of knowledge, and how much happier that modest man than he who aspires to become greater than his nature allows."