MA 1226, p. 20, Letter 7

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Lady Susan

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MA 1226

in reality have been particularly happy. Your friend
Mr. Smith's story however cannot be quite true, as
she corresponds regularly with Mrs. Mainwaring; at
any rate it must be exaggerated; it is scarcely pos:
:sible that two men should be so grossly deceived
by her at once. — Mrs. &c Cath Vernon.

Letter 7

Lady Susan to Mrs. Johnson


My dear Alicia
     You are very good in taking notice of
Frederica, & I am grateful for it as a mark of your
friendship; but as I cannot have a doubt of the
warmth of that friendship, I am far from exacting
so heavy a sacrifice. She is a stupid girl, & has
nothing to recommend her. I would not, therefore on
any account, have you encumber one moment of
your precious time by sending for her to Edward St,


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