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The Female Gamester

A Tragedy

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Language: English
Wordcount: 19,052 / 63 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 79.3
LoC Category: GV
Downloads: 929
mnybks.net#: 3666
Genres: Drama, Games
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could ne'er conceive that ev'n in thought, She would impede or contradict my wish.

WILSON. The loss was great. 'Tis now about ten years?

ANDREWS. Not more: you also know, that shortly after, (Full short indeed!) I wedded with the present.

WILSON. Not with the approbation of your friends. Our women even then were greatly alter'd, Their manners as their education different. Their beauties too, are as their hearts deceitful, While art supplies the spoil of their excesses. I'm happy in the thoughts of being single.

ANDREWS. Condemn not all for some; and prize their worth. By them we are refin'd; by them inspir'd; For them, we ev'ry toil and danger court, That lead to glory and make fame immortal. Trust me, my friend, there's no terrestrial blessing Equals the union of two souls in virtue.

WILSON. Your wife was then but Young?

ANDREWS. About sixteen, And I in years superiour to her father. Yet she appear'd of such congenial manners With my first wife, whose intimate she was, It led me

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