Frederic & Elfrida

a novel.

Chapter the First.

The Uncle of Elfrida was the Father Mother of Frederic; in other words, theywere first cousins by the Father's side.

Being both born in one day & bothbrought up at one school, it was not wonderfull that they should look on eachother with something more than bare po::litenneſs. They loved with mutual sin::cerity but were both determined not totransgreſs the rules of Propriety by owningtheir attachment, either to the object beloved,or [.] to any one else.

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