The Watsons (1): Diplomatic Display New York Morgan Library & Museum, MS. MA 1034
As they splashed along the dirty Lane Miſs Watson thus instructed &cautioned
her inexperienc'dinexperienced sister. — "I dare say it
you will be have a very good Ball, & among
so many officers, you will hardly not want partners. Youwill find Mrs .
Edwards' maid very willing to help you, and but I would re==advise commend you to ask Mary Edwards's opinion if you are at all at a
loſsfor she has a very good Taste. – If Mr . E.Edwards does not lose his money at Cards,
you will stay as late as you can wish for,;1 & hav if he does, hewill hurry you home perhaps – but you are sure of some comfortable Soup. – I hope you will be in
good looks –––. I should not be sur--prised
if you were to be thought one of the prettiest girls in the room, & there is a great deal in Novelty.
Perhaps Tom Charles Musgrave may ad:take notice of you – but I would advise you by all means not togive
him any encouragement. He generally pays attention to every anynew girl, but he is a great flirt & never means
"I think I have heard you speak of him before, said Emma. Who is he?" "A young Man of very good fortune, quite independant, & remark::ably agreable, an universal favourite wherever he goes. Most of the
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