"She told her not what had passed; that, she knew, would be fruitless affiction to her: but she was soothed by her gentleness, and her conversation was some security from the dangerous rambling of her ideas."
— Burney [married name D'Arblay], Frances (1752-1840)
(V, p. 242)
Frances Burney, Cecilia, or Memoirs of an Heiress. By the Author of Evelina. 5 vols. (London: Printed for T. Payne and Son and T. Cadell, 1782). <Link to ESTC>