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The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland (1753) - Vol. IV

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Language: English
Wordcount: 96,558 / 287 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 54.9
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 254
Added to site: 2004.07.02
mnybks.net#: 8439
Genres: Poetry, Biography
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t of her undoing.

When she again came abroad into the world, she was looked upon with cold indifference; that which had been her greatest misfortune, was imputed to her as the most enormous guilt; and she was every where sneered at, avoided, and despised. What pity is it, that an unfortunate, as well as a false step, should damn a woman's fame! In what respect was Mrs. Manley to blame? In what particular was she guilty? to marry her cousin, who passionately professed love to her, and who solemnly vowed himself a widower, could not be guilt; on the other hand, it had prudence and gratitude for its basis. Her continuing in the house with him after he had made the discovery, cannot be guilt, for by doing so, she was prevented from being exposed to such necessities as perhaps would have produced greater ruin. When want and beggary stare a woman in the face, especially one accustomed to the delicacies of life, then indeed is virtue in danger; and they who escape must have more than human assistance.

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