as beautifull were never read by any onewho paſsed that way, without a showerof tears, which if they should fail ofexciting in you, Reader, your mind mustbe unworthy to peruse them.

Having performed the last sad officeto their departed freind, Frederic & Elfridatogether with Captain JohnsonRoger & Rebeccareturned to Mrs Fitzroy's at whose feetthey threw themselves with one accord& addreſsed her in the following Manner.


"When the sweet Captain Rogerfirst must1 addreſsed the amiable Rebecca,you alone objected to their union onaccount of the tender years of the Parties. That plea can be no more,


'must' written in error and then crossed out and replaced with 'first'. Back to context...
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