The Fortunate Foundlings, By Eliza Fowler Haywood



















































































































 -  This was all either
of us had time to say; but it was enough to make me convinced he desired - Page 50
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This Was All Either Of Us Had Time To Say; But It Was Enough To Make Me Convinced He Desired A More Particular Conversation, And Him, That It Would Not Be Unwelcome To Me.

Thus began an acquaintance equally fatal to my peace of mind and reputation; and having said that, it would

Be needless to repeat the circumstances of it, therefore shall only tell you I was so infatuated with my passion, that I never gave myself the trouble to examine into the nature of his pretensions, and lull'd with the vows he made of everlasting love, resented not that he forbore pressing to that ceremony which could alone ensure it: - yes, my Louisa, I will not wrong him so far as to say he deceived me in this point; for tho' he protested with the most solemn imprecations that he would never address any either woman than myself, yet he never once mentioned marriage to me. - Alass! he too well saw into my heart, and that all my faculties were too much his to be able to refuse him any thing: - even so it proved; - he triumphed over all in my power to yield; - nay, was so far subdued, that I neither regretted my loss, nor used any endeavours to conceal it; - vain of being his at any rate, I thought his love more glory to me than either fame or virtue; and while I was known to enjoy the one, despised whatever censures I incurred for parting with the other:

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