Quotation by Sarah Fielding

The gentleman took three or four strides across the room, looked out of the window once or twice, and then turned to me with an awkward bow and an irresistible air (as I fancy he thought it), and made me the polite compliment of telling me that he supposed my father had informed me that they two were agreed on a bargain. I replied, I did not know my father was of any trade or had any goods to dispose of.
Sarah Fielding (1710–1768), British novelist. Cynthia, in The Adventures of David Simple, bk. 2, ch. 6 (1744).
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