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Thus forced on ways unlike each former way,
In vain, by fortune's smiles, thrice affluent made,
Not one right maxim has he made his own;
INHABITANTS OF THE ALMS-HOUSE.
All she did was right: did she dismiss blushes
She early found herself mistress of herself. all she said was admired. Early, very early, from her cheek: she could not blush, because she could not doubt; and silence, whatever was the subject, was as much a stranger to her as diffidence.
Quo fugit Venus? heu! Quove color? decens
Quo motus? Quid habes illius, illius,
Quæ spirabat amores,
Quæ me surpuerat mihi?
Horatius, lib. iv. od. 13.
Her lively and pleasant Manners-Her Reading and DecisionHer Intercourse with different Classes of Society-Her Kind of Character-The favoured Lover-Her Management of him his of her-After one Period, Clelia with an Attorney: her Manner and Situation there-Another such Period, when her Fortune still declines-Mistress of an Inn-A WidowAnother such Interval: she becomes poor and infirm, but still vain and frivolous-The fallen Vanity-Admitted into the House: meets Blaney.
We had a sprightly nymph-in every town
Are some such sprights, who wander up and down;
'Twas that gay, pleasant, smart, engaging speech, Her beaux admired, and just within their reach;