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but tho'though he contrived to utter with an effort of Boyish Bravery "Oh! I do not mind it" — it was veryevident by the unceasing agitation of his featuresthat he minded it as much as ever. — Emmadid not think, or reflect; — she felt & acted —. "I shall be very happy to dance with you Sir, ifyou like it." said she holding out her hand, with the most unaffectedgood humour. — The Boy in one moment restored to was again all made ofall his first delight —looked joyfully at his Mother wanted no farther solicitation; butand1 instantly stepping forward with an honest & & with a Thank you, as honest as his Smiles,simple"Thank you "Maam" was instantly ready2 held out his hand in a hurry to to attend hisnew acquaintance. — The Thankfulneſs gratitude of Mrs . Blakewas more diffuse; – with a look, most expreſsive truly gratified lookof Astonishment unexpected pleasure, & she of lively Gratitude Thankfulneſs, she turned to her neighbour withrepeated & fervent acknowledgements of for so great& condescending a kindneſs to her boy. – Emmawith great perfect truth could aſsure her aſsured Mrs . B.Blake that shecould not be giving greater pleasure than shefelt herself – & Charles being provided with hisgloves & charged to keep them on, they joinedthe Set which was now rapidly forming, with nearly equal complacency. It was a Partner::ship which cd .could not be noticed without surprise.It gained her a broad stare from Miſs Osborne & Miſs


'and' written over 'but'. Back to context...
Part of a superlinear revision which originally read '"Thank you" was instantly ready', JA subsequently squeezed in the word 'Maam', requiring the overwriting of the first set of closing quotation marks, and their reinsertion. Back to context...
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