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(without typos) from the publisher. 1787. Not illustrated. Excerpt:
... OPHELIA. CHAP. I. MY father, whose name was Lenox, was the son
of a "Scotch Nobleman; his future fortune depended on his rife in
the army, wherein he was only a Captain, when he married his
Colonel's daughter: the Colonel was then in the last stage of a
consumption, of which he expired in less than two months after his
daughter's marriage; besides her, he left another daughter, and
they equally shared fourthousand pounds, which was his whole
fortune. My father died in the third year of his marriage, leaving
his wife with child of me: her Vol. I. B grief grief at the loss of
her. husband was fa. great, her fiiends feared it would prove fatal
both to her and myself; but a little before the usual time, I
entered the world alive, contrary to their expectations; but my
mother expired before the end of her month. My father's family were
too far off London, the place of my birth, to think of so poor an
orphan as myself; for my mother's fortune was considerably
impaired, and of her side I had no near relation but my aunt, to
whose care naturally fell, and her humanity readily undertook the
office. My aunt was about twenty-two years old; and was just then
deserted by an officer with whom every preliminary of marriage was
agreed, when her father's death put a stop to it, tho' he had a
better fortune than is common to gentlemen of his profession; it
then appeared that her charms had less influenced her lover than
the hopes of obtaining preferment by her father's interest, for in
a feigned obedience to a pretended command from an uncle, he broke
off the match. As my aunt had consented to marry in compliance to
her father's inclination more than with her own, her indifference
afforded her sufficient consolation'; her lover's behaviour
behaviour filled her with contempt, ...
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