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I had had now neglected my promise for some time

Since Victor and Clerval had not left London until the end of March, and as they had "passed a considerable period at Oxford" and "two months in Cumberland and Westmoreland," not to mention the time spent in this lengthy journey northward, it should now be early in July, which is to say, almost a year after Victor's promise to his Creature. His pattern of attenuated delays throughout the novel is particularized in an earlier note.