Quotation by Frances Burney

O! I must tell you that I have fallen in love with a gentleman whom I have lately come acquainted with: he is about 60 or 70—has the misfortune to be humpbacked, crooked legged, and rather deformed in his face.—But, in sober sadness, I am delighted with the Dean of Coleraine, whose picture this is, and which I have very lately read. The piety, the zeal, the humanity, goodness and humility of this charming old man have won my heart. Ah! who will not envy him the invaluable treasure!
Frances Burney (1752–1840), British author. The Early Journals and Letters of Fanny Burney, vol. 1, p. 60, journal entry, 1769, ed. Lars E. Troide, Oxford University Press (1988).

Burney "falls in love" with the title character of the Abbé Prévost's novel, The Dean of Coleraine.
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