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1785 Excerpt: ...nor was the concern of her friend, less:
Constance's loss was certainly the greater, as she must be totally
deprived of all the advantage she had derived from her society,
without any compensation: in Adelaide slie had found a friend to
whom site could and did communicate every circumstance of her
situation; ever ready to hear her complaints, to rejoice in her
pleasures, and alleviate her mortisications; when she was gone her
life was comparatively solitary, she had no one to whom she could
speak unreservedly, whose advice she could always ask and trust; no
one in whose conversation she could forget the vexations of the
day. Mrs. Stavenell, however attached to her niece, was not a
person on whose judgment she could rely, nor was she capable of
affording, to a mind like Constance's, any intellectual
satissaction: Lady Maria's friendship she had experienced, but the
fear of Lord Farnford prevented such an intimacy as they both
wished: she hardly ever called on his sisters without feeing-him,
and though there was nothing in.his beh.iviour at which she could
reasonably be offended, ihe was convinced that a very little
relaxation of the restraint she assumed towards him would encourage
him, and she had too much reason to believe that should her
suspicions of Lord Reycolm be either known or consirmed," she would
be subjected to all the importunity she had for some time
repressed, which aided by Mrs. Stavenell's partiality for Lord
Farnford, would, if Lord Reycolm should avow a a change of
sentiment, oblige her to return to Marstonbury. About the time when
she expected him in town, she received letters from Sir Edward and
Lady Barbara Fitzarthur, by which she learnt that he had been with
them, and that every thing respecting the intended marriage was
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