"Rather discard this baneful Love, throw off the weighty Chains, banish the fair one from your Breast, return to your Country, be a Blessing to you Parents, and take this glorious Opportunity to free you from the Bondage of your Mind as well as Body."
— Aubin, Penelope (1679?-1731?)
(I, pp. 252-3)
Text from A Collection Of Entertaining Histories and Novels, Designed To promote the Cause of Virtue and Honour. Principally founded on Facts, and interspersed with a Variety of Beautiful and Instructive Incidents, 3 vols. (London: Printed for D. Midwinter, A. Bettesworth and C. Hitch, 1739). <Link to ESTC><Link to ECCO>
See also The Life and Amorous Adventures of Lucinda, an English Lady (London: Printed for E. Bell, J. Darby, A. Bettesworth, F. Fayram, J. Pemberrton, J. Hooke, C. Rivington, F. Clay, J. Batley, and E. Symon, 1722). <Link to ECCO>