to imagine I would so abjectly degrade myselfas to consider my Father's Concurrence in anyof my Affairs, either of Consequence or concernto me —. Tell me Augusta tell me with sin::cerity; did you ever know me consult hisinclinations or follow his Advice in the leasttrifling Particular since the age of fifteen?"

"Edward (replied she) you are surely toodiffident in your own praise —. Since youwere fifteen only! — My Dear Brother sinceyou were five years old, I entirely acquityou ofever having willingly contributed to the Satisfaction of your Father. But still I amnot without apprehensions of your beingshortly obliged to degrade yourself in yourown eyes by seeking a Support for your Wifein the Generosity of Sir Edward."

"Never, never Augusta will I so demean

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