last Spring, which comprehending a period of twelve Years had been dedicated to the acquirement of Accomplishments which were now to be displayedand in a few Years entirely neglected. She was not in about Kitty's age, elegant in her appearance, ra::ther handsome, and naturally not deficient in Abilities; but those Years which ought to have been spent in the attainment of useful know::ledge and Mental Improvement, had be[..]en1 allbestowed in learning Drawing, Italian and Music, more especially the latter, and she now united tothese Accomplishments, an Understanding un::improved by reading and a Mind totally devoideither of Taste or Judgement. Her temper was bynature good, but unaſsisted by reflection, she hadneither patience under Disappointment, nor could sacrifice her own inclinations to promote the happi::neſs of others. All her Ideas were towards the Eleganceof her appearance, the fashion of her dreſs, and the Admiration she wished them to excite. She profeſseda love of Books without Reading, was Lively with::out Wit, and generally good humoured without Merit.


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