so; – My dear Creature, I have admitted no one's atten::tions but Manwaring's, I have avoided all generalflirtation whatever, I have distinguished no Creaturebesides of all the Numbers resorting hither, except Sir James Martin, on whom I bestowed a little noticein order to detach him from Miſs Manwaring.But if the World could know my motive there,they would honour me. – I have been called an un::kind Mother, but it was the sacred impulse of maternal affection, it was the advantage of my Daughter that led me on; & if that Daughterwere not the greatest simpleton on Earth, I mighthave been rewarded for my Exertions as I ought. — Sir James did make proposals to me for Frede::rica — but Frederica, who was born to be the torment of my life, chose to set herself so vio::lently against the match, that I thought itbetter to lay aside the scheme for the present. — I have more than once repented that I did not

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