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A little Company, & a pleasant Ball now &then, would be enough for me, if one couldbe young for ever, but my Father cannotprovide for us, & it is very bad to grow old& be poor & laughed at. —I have lost Penelope is nowPurvis, it is true but very few people marry their first Loves. I should not refuse a man because hewas not Purvis —. Not that I can ever quiteforgive Penelope. —" Emma shook her headin acquiescence. —"Penelope however has hadher Troubles — continued Miſs W.Watson — she wassadly disappointed in Tom Musgrave, whoafterwards transferred his attentions from meto her, & whom she was very fond of; –buthe never means anything meant nothing serious, & when he hadtrifled with her long enough, he began toslight her for take notice of Margaret, & poor Penelopewas very wretched —. And since then, shehas been trying to make some match atChichester. Southampton; she wont tell us with whom,but I beleive it is a rich old Dr . Harding, Uncle to the friend she goes to see; — & shehas taken a vast had a monstrous deal of troubleabout him & givenup a great deal of Time to no purposeas yet. —.

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