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Excerpt from book: dons. As a patron, preferment is expected, and expoftulation is filent. They order every thing with the air of fuperior:, and fmile to each other when they fay they confider themfelves .quite at home. My father fpreads the entertainment for them : they often get intoxicated together: it is then that they appear in their true colours. The facred author of my being condefcends, and fmiles to be the object of their mirth, the butt of their ridicule. Encroaching further, they infult my fifter and myfelf with the rudeft attentions. Did men but know thofe unbecoming familiarities to be difagreeable to that part of our fex, whofe favor is alone worth the acquiring, would they pre- fumc to treat us thus ? But much of the blame is our own. Many of us indulge in a levity which encourages the profligate in the liberties he takes with the others. others. Such, too true, is Janetta: fhe fecms to receive a plcafurc from their rough jokes and libertine freedoms. But me they fhall never make humiliate myfclf, I have already repulfcd Sir Robert Fofler. It does not give me much uneafinefs to have incurred his difpleafure. I am recompenfed in being rid of his .importunities. My father frowns upon me : he tells me my behaviour is affected even to prudery : that I will difoblige his friend, and ftand in the way of his own advancement. The family pride of my other parent, far from revolting, con nives at all. She expecls a titled fon- in-law. Thus are matters fituated. The income of my father is but moderate, and I fear thofe repeated ex- cefles will embarrafs him. It is not alone the expenfe of feafling that undoes the diflipated. The confequent diforder ot A 5 affairs,affairs, the unfettlednefs of mind, the latitude of fpirits, the inability to fub- fide amid the whirl of pleafure ...  
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