Evelina, Or, a Young Lady's Entrance Into the World [By F. Burney].
by Fanny Burney
ISBN 0217575684 (0-217-57568-4)
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Softcover, General Books LLC, 2012
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Book summary: This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1779. Excerpt: ... EVELINA; tf-u Surely, my dear Madam, we ought to be better friends, since there seems to be something of sympathy in the frankness of our dispositions.--'And yet, were you not an angel--how do you think I could brook such contempt?" "If I have offended you, cried I, you have but to leave me--and O how I wisti you would!"..--;-i,;'.. " My dear creature," (said he, half laughing) "why where could you be educated?", " Where I most sincerely wish I now was!". « "How conscious you must be, all beautiful that you are, that those charming airs serve only to heighten the bloom of your complexion L"...-...... 3 " Your freedom, Sir, where you are more,acquainted, may perhaps be less disagreeable., but to me--T-".; i o. "You do me justice," (qried he, interrupting me) "yes,, I do; indeed improve upon acquaintance; you will hereafter be quite charmed with me.",,,;.» " Hereafter, Sir,.1 hope J,shalj)ever--" "O hufli!-hufi!--have,you;forgot the situation in which I.found you?-Have you forgot,., that when deserted, I pursued you,--when betrayed, I adored you?--but fcr.me ' "But But for you, Sir, I might, perhaps, have been happy." "What then, am I to conclude that, but for me, your partner would have appeared?--poor fellow!-r-and did my prefense awe him? I wish his presence, Sir, could awe you!" His presence!--perhaps then you fee him?" ' Perhaps, Sir, I do;" cried, I, quite wearied of his raillery. ""Where?--where?---for Heaven's fake shew me the wretch!" "Wretch, Sir?" O, a very savage!---a sneaking, shamefaced, despicable puppy!" I know not what bewitched me--but my pride was hurt, and my spirits were tired, and--in short--I had the folly, looking at Lojrd Orville, to repeat, "Despicable, you think?" His eyes instantly followed mine; " Why, is that the ...
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