a young and illiterate Fortune-hunter. This imprudent Step ( tho'though we were sensible that it would probablydeprive us of that fortunewhich Philippa had ever taughtus to expect) could not on our own accounts, excitefrom our exalted Minds a single sigh; yet fearfulllest it might prove a source of endleſs1 miseryto the deluded Bride, our trembling Sensibility wasgreatly affected when we were first informed of the Event. The affectionate Entreaties of Augustus andSophia that we would for ever consider their Houseas our Home, easily prevailed on us to determine nevermore to leave them –. In the Society of my Edward &this Amiable Pair, I paſsed the happiest momentsof my Life; Our time was most delightfully spent,in mutual Protestations of Freindship, & in vowsof unalterable Love, in which we were securefrom being interrupted, & by intruding & disagreable Visitors, as Augustus & Sophia had on their first Entrance in the Neighbourhood, taken due care toinform the surrounding Families, that as their Happineſs centered wholly in themselves, theywished for no other society. But alas! my DearMarianne such Happineſs as Itheren enjoyed was too


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