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1762 Excerpt: ...Becaufe I knew not how (It, was fhocking to my
nature) to repulfe a Lady, fhe took my pity for encouragement. Pity
from a Lady of a man, is noble--The declaration of pity from a man
for a woman, may be thought a vanity bordering upon infult. Of fuch
a nature is not mine--She has fome noble qualities--From my heart,
for her character's fake, I pity Olivia; and the more, for that
violence of temper which fhe never was taught to reftrain. If,
madam, you have any fcruples on her account, own them: I will for I
hoxieftly tank remove them.. OSir O Sir None None --Not the leafr,
on that unhappy Lady's account--Let me fay, proceeded he, that
Olivia reveres you, and wifhes you (I hope cordially, for fheis
afraid ftill of your fifter-excellence) to be mine. Give me leave
to boaft (It is my boaft), that tho' I have had pain from
individuals of your Sex, I can look back on my paft life, and blefs
God thar I never, from childhood to manhood, Wilfully gave pain
either to the MoTherly or Sisterly heart (a); nor from manhood to
the prefent hour, to any other woman. O Sir Sir --What is it you
call pain, if at this inftant(and I faid it with tears) that which
your goodnefs makes me feel, is not fo?--The dear, the excellent
Clementina What a perverfenefs is in her fate l She, and ht, onfy,
could have defcrved you He bent his knee, to the greatly-honoured
Harriet i--I acknowledge with tranfpcrt, faid he, the joy you give
me by your magnanimity; fuch a more than fifterly magnanimity to
that of Clementina. How nobly do you authorize my regard (or her
--In j--, madaiT, fhall I have all her excellencies, without the
abatements which muft have been allowed, had fhe beea mine, from
confiderations of Religion and Country. Believe me, madam, that my
Love of her, if I kno...
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