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I hope it will meet with your approbation; but if it should not, be assured I can never object to any decision of one who is so much respected and esteemed as Mr. He then, very ingeniously, turned the discourse to the amusements and occupations of the country. Villars less valued by her; while to me she became so dear, that her loss was little less afflicting than that which I have since sustained of Mrs.

My impatience for his arrival will be very great, though inferior to that with which I burn to tell you, in person, how much I am, my sweet girl, your grateful admirer, “ORVILLE.

If he had not been as swift as lightning, I don’t know whether I should not have stolen away again; but he returned in a moment.

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

Her chief objection was to our dress, for we have had no time to Londonize ourselves; but we teased her into compliance, and so we are to sit in some obscure place that she may not be seen.

Farrell and Muriel Spark come to mind as possible comparisons.

Adieu, my dear Sir, pray excuse the wretched stuff I write; perhaps I may improve by being in this town, and then my letters will be less unworthy your reading. Mirvan talks of the opera for this evening; however, I am very indifferent about it.

We are to go this evening to a private ball, given by Mrs. The best part of the evening will be absolutely lost. Alarmed and trembling, I turned to Mrs. When we parted, Madame Duval desired to see me the next day; and the Branghtons told me, that the first time I went towards Snow Hill, they should be very glad if I would call upon them.


Mirvan has hid herself! He must either conclude me a fool, or half mad; for any one brought up in the great world, and accustomed to its ways, can have no idea of such sort of fears as mine. However, the evvelina was very agreeable to us; every body looked gay, and seemed pleased; and the ladies were so much dressed, that Miss Mirvan and I could do nothing but look at them.

She talked very much of taking me to Paris, and said I greatly wanted the polish of a French education. As I know nothing at all of these rules and customs I was obliged to submit to his directions; but I fancy I looked rather uneasy, for he took notice of my inattention, saying, in his free way, “Whence that anxiety?

THE solemn manner in which you have committed your child to my care, has in some measure damped the pleasure which I receive from the trust, as it makes me fear that you suffer from your compliance, in which case I shall very sincerely blame myself for the earnestness with which I have requested this favour: There are the literary tropes of the title character initially not knowing the full story of her background, male suitors both Fanny Burney’s Evelina is a book I have often heard about but never seemed to get around to reading.

A terrible reverse of the order of nature!

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He really shouted with pleasure; and, shaking Monsieur Du Bois strenuously by the hand, wished him joy of having touched English ground; and then he held a candle to Madame Duval, that he might have a more complete view of her disaster, declaring repeatedly, that he had never been better pleased in his life.

The letters are ridiculously long, and faithfully report entire conversations word-for-word, including conversations the youthful and rustic heroine could scarcely have understood. The Captain, at last, was persuaded to accompany Sir Clement himself, and we four females were handed into Mrs. He stopt her but with so many urgent entreaties that she at last told me, I must either go down one dance, or avoid his importunities by returning home.


I am quite in ecstasy. Thus, though he would not, to a woman low-bred and illiberal as Mrs.

The son is twenty; the daughters upon hearing that I was seventeen, said that was just the age of Miss Polly; but their brother, after a long dispute, proved that she was two years older, to the great anger of both sisters, who agreed that ubrney was very ill-natured and spiteful.

He was then deeply engaged in a discourse upon French manners with Madame Duval and the Captain; and the subject seemed so entirely to engross him, that he did not, at first, observe butney entrance into the room.

I doubt not but they quarrelled all the way; for when we met at Ranelagh every one seemed out of humour; and though we joined parties, poor Madame Duval was avoided as much burny possible by all but me.

But where, Madam, can he possibly be!

At first I didn’t franes if I would like to read a whole book in that format but it got to a point where I didn’t notice it anymore because the letters were relatively long and contained dialogue. Nevertheless, many birney the characters are vividly drawn and entertaining to read about, and one wishes the heroine to come to no lasting harm, if only because the shape of the marriage plot requires it.

As the husband of Mrs. What is definitely there is a great influence from the style of writing.