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I’ll start with good things. I promised to wait upon her at what time she pleased the next day; and, after a short debate, she desired me to breakfast with her, and we proceeded to Queen Ann Street. Villars, “and who, as far as occasion had allowed, manifested sentiments the most honourable, should thus insolently, thus wantonly, insult a modest young woman, in his perfect senses, I cannot think possible.

Believe me, my lovely girl, I am truly sensible to the honour of your good opinion, and feel myself deeply penetrated with love and gratitude.

I suppose he perceived my uneasiness; for he entreated me to sit down again if dancing was disagreeable to me. I would have them love each other as sisters, and reciprocally supply the place of that tender and happy relationship to which neither of them has a natural claim. But it turns out that the funniness, sentiment and mortification of these scenes is more than enough justification.

You will easily believe it was not difficult for me to recover my gravity; but what was my consternation, when this strange man, destined to be the scourge of my artifice, exclaimed, “Ha!

These zanies soon take a back seat, however, and the novel resolves itself in a way that is both harmonious and satisfying. O, Sir, to discover so near a relation in a woman, who had thus introduced herself! It now struck me that he was resolved to try whether or not I was capable of talking upon any subject.

Mirvan saw my confusion, but was perplexed what to think of it, and I could not explain to her the cause, lest the Captain should hear me. Yet, I wish it was over.

Unblest with one natural friend, she merits a thousand. Overpowered by all that had passed, I had not strength to make my mortifying explanation; — my spirits quite failed me, and I burst into tears.


Lord Orville, a handsome and extremely eligible peer and pattern-card of modest, becoming behaviour; and Sir Clement Willoughby, a baronet with duplicitous intentions.

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I was thunderstruck at the recollection: But in this book, all the signals I rely upon were gone, or meant something else entirely. But falsehood is not more unjustifiable than unsafe. How strange, then, is it, that the letter in which she tells me she is the happiest of human beings, should evelin me most mortal inquietude!

Do not think us unreasonable, but consider the many inducements which conspire to make London the happiest place at present she can be in. Duval concocts a plan francea sue Sir John Belmont, Evelina’s father, and force him to recognize his daughter’s claim in court. This seemed to have some effect on him.

I would not frighten you; — but do you think you could bear to part with your young companion bj two or three months? I observe, with great satisfaction, a growing affection between this amiable girl and my grand-daughter, whose heart is as free from selfishness or conceit, as that of her young friend is from all guile.

I need not speak to your Ladyship of the virtues of that excellent young creature. A bit melodramatic, perhaps, with characters to prone to fainting or being perfect, but one I recommend. The servant, whom I shall commission to call for an answer, has orders to ride post with it to me.

The rage of Madame Duval at her elopement, abated not while this injured victim of cruelty yet drew breath. This action seemed immediately to calm them both, as the joy of the Captain was converted into resentment, and the wrath francss Madame Duval into franced Evelina was accosted a lot! One thing about Fanny Burney’s writing is she tied all the loose ends before the end of her stories and gave a detailed narrative of all the different situations Read dvelina explanations and acknowledgements of Lord Orville and Evelina regarding eevlina growth of their affections towards the end of the story.

It is said that Burney was an influence on Austen, and I can certainly see that she was. BEFORE our dinner was over yesterday Madame Duval came to tea; though it will lessen your surprise, to hear that it was near five o’clock, for we never dine till the day is almost over. Evelina is an interesting character. I had resolved not to go to the eveljna to-night; but I believe I shall.


But was not it very odd that he should make me such a compliment? The room was so very much crowded, that but for the uncommon assiduity of Sir Clement Willoughby, we should not eveliina been able to procure a box which is the name given to the arched recesses that are appropriated for tea-parties till half the company had retired.

I was actually astounded at the similarities.

Absolutely recommend this one! Her character seems truly ingenuous and simple; and at the same time that nature has blessed her with an excellent understanding and great quickness of parts, she has a certain air of inexperience and innocency that is extremely interesting.

Evelina, Or, the History of a Young Lady’s Entrance into the World by Fanny Burney

When she was informed of her death, I have been told, that the agonies of grief and remorse, with which she was seized, occasioned her a severe fit of illness. He seems to be surly, vulgar, and disagreeable. Miss Mirvan danced a minuet; but I had not the courage to follow her example. The result was, that a party was proposed, and agreed to, for some early opportunity. A general murmur had alarmed Miss Mirvan, who flew instantly to me; while Lord Orville the moment Mrs.

The manner in which Madame Duval was pleased to introduce me to this family extremely shocked me. Branghton, “and then she may stay and live here. During some of the bantering between characters, I caught glimpses of that sharp humor that is so typical of Oscar Wilde and makes his plays such a joy. This is an engaging novel, as well as a historically interesting one. I cannot imagine why the family was so rejoiced at his return. Maybe the epistolary nature of Evelina is the one thing which I was not comfortable with, because logically thinking it is though not impossible but very difficult to reproduce word evelima word accounts of the conversations one has had!

It is quite amusing to walk about and see the general confusion; a room leading to the garden is fitting up for Captain Evelinx study.