was a principal motive to it.

I soon perceived that tho'though Lovely and Elegant in her Person and tho'though Easy1 and Politein her Addreſs, she was of that inferior orderof Beings with regard to Delicate Feeling2, tender Sentiments, and refined Sensibility, of whichAugusta was once.

She staid but half an hour and nei::ther in the Course of her Visit, confided to meany of her Secret thoughts, nor requested me toconfide in her, any of Mine. You will easilyimagine therefore my Dear Marianne thatI could not feel any ardent Affection or anysincere Attachment for Lady Dorothea.



Letter 8th

Laura to Marianne, in continuation

Lady Dorothea had not left us long


'E' adapted from previously (and partially) inscribed letter, possibly 'P'. Back to context...
Corrected from 'Felling'? Back to context...
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