"The lovely Youth knew punctually how to improve those first and precious Moments of good-fortune, whilst yet the Gloss of Novelty remain'd, whilst Desire was unsated, and Love in the high Spring-tide of full delight; having an early Forcast, a Chain of Thought, unusual at his Years, a length of View before him, not born a Slave to Love, so as to reckon the possession of the charming'st Woman of the Court, as the Zenith of his Fortune, but rather the first auspicious, ruddy Streaks of an early Morning, an earnest to the Meridian of the brightest Day."
— Manley, Delarivier (c. 1670-1724)
Delariviere Manley, Secret Memoirs and Manners of Several Persons of Quality, of Both Sexes. From the New Atalantis, an Island in the Mediteranean. Written Originally in Italian, and Translated from the Third Edition of the French. The Second Volume. (London: Printed for John Morphew near Stationer's-Hall, and J. Woodward in St. Christopher's Church-Yard, in Thread-Needle-Street, 1709). <Link to ECCO> <Link to Google Books>