Quotation by Sarah Fielding

Little miss is taught by her mamma that she must never speak before she is spoken to. On this she sits bridling up her head, looking from one to the other, in hopes of being called to and addressed by the name of pretty miss.... But if this should not happen and no one should take any notice of her, she is ready to cry at the neglect. But should there be another miss in the room caressed and taken notice of whilst she is thus overlooked, it will be impossible for her to contain her tears, and blubbering is the word.
Sarah Fielding (1710–1768), British novelist, and Jane Collier. Portia, in The Cry: A New Dramatic Fable, part 1, sc. 3 (1754).
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