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Royal Tunbridge Wells
But she had not traversed the Walks two days, before she was found to want spirit and life. Miss Chudleigh was remembered by those who wished for the brilliant mistress, and scorned the wife-like quality of sedateness— And Miss L. is now seen with a very silly fellow or two, walking backwards and forwards unmolested—dwindling down from the new-beauty to a very pretty girl; and perhaps glad to come off so. For, upon my word, my dear, there are very few pretty girls here. And yet I look not upon the sex with an undelighted eye, old as I am; nor with a very severe one—But modesty, humility, gracious-ness, are now all banished from the behaviour of these public-place frequenters of the sex— Women are not what they were—I see not but they have as much courage as the men—The men, indeed, at these public places seem to like them the better for it. No wonder; for they find the less difficulty to make parties with them, and to get into their companies— But one secret I could tell them; that the single men who would make the best companions for life, come not, on set purpose, to these public places to choose one.
But here, to change the scene, to see Mr. 188
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