Frances Burney quotes

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"Dirty fellow!" exclaimed the Captain, seizing both her wrists, "hark you, Mrs. Frog, you'd best hold your tongue; for I must make ...
I have a vast deal to say, and shall give all this morning to my pen. As to my plan of writing every evening the adventures of the ...
We went to Ranelagh. It is a charming place; and the brilliancy of the lights, on my first entrance, made me almost think I was in ...
Mrs. Mirvan says we are not to walk in [St. James's] Park again next Sunday ... because there is better company in Kensington Gard ...
Well may Mr. [David] Garrick be so celebrated, so universally admired--I had not any idea of so great a performer. Such ease! such ...
At the milliners, the ladies we met were so much dressed, that I should rather have imagined they were making visits than purchase ...
Another gentleman ... desired to know if I was engaged, or would honour him with my hand [to dance]. So he was pleased to say, tho ...
The gentlemen [at a ball], as they passed and repassed, looked as if they thought we were quite at their disposal, and only waitin ...
I wish the opera was every night. It is, of all entertainments, the sweetest and most delightful. Some of the songs seemed to melt ...
We have been a-shopping ... all this morning, to buy silks, caps, gauzes, and so forth. The shops are really very entertaining, es ...
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