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the shew ofthe appearance of good sense, a modest unpre::tending mind, & a great wish of obliging – &when they returned to the parlour where Mrs . E.was sitting respectablysafely attired in one of the two Sattingowns which went thro'through the winter, & a newCap from the Milliners, they entered it with mucheasier feelings & more natural smiles than theyhad taken away. — Their dreſs was now to beexamined; Mrs . Edwards acknowledged herselftoo old-fashioned to approve of every modernextravagance however sanctioned — & tho' com::placently veiwing her daughter's good looks, wd .wouldgive but a qualified admiration; & Mr . E.Edwardsnot leſs satisfied with Mary, paid some Com::pliments of good humoured Gallantry to Emmaat her expence. — The discuſsion led to moreintimate remarks, & Miſs Edwardes gentlyobs askedEmma if she were not often reckoned verylike her youngest brother. — Emma thoughtshe could perceive a faint blush accompanythe question, & there seemed something still more suspicious in the manner in whichMr . E.Edwards took up the subject. —"You arepaying Miſs Emma no great compliment

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