Quotation by Frances Burney

I long to hear how my dear, dear, beloved Mr. Crisp does. My papa always mentions him by the name of my Flame—Indeed he is not mistaken—himself is the only man on earth I prefer to him.
Frances Burney (1752–1840), British author. The Early Journals and Letters of Fanny Burney, vol. 1, p. 8, journal entry, 1768, ed. Lars E. Troide, Oxford University Press (1988).

Burney expresses her devotion to her father, Dr. Charles Burney, and to her second "Daddy," Samuel Crisp.
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