Chapter the third

"My Father was a gentleman of considerable "" Fortune in Berkshire; myself & a few more ""his only Children. I was but six years old when ""I had the misfortune of losing my Mother &""being at that time young & Tender, my""father instead of sending me to School, pro :"":cured an able handed Governess to superin:"":tend my Education at Home. My Brothers""were placed at Schools suitable to their "" Ages & my Sisters being all younger than""myself, remained still under the Care of""their Nurse."

"Miſs Dickins was an excellent"" Governess. She instructed me in the Paths""of Virtue; under her tuition I daily became "

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