"She saw something like just drawing in the dark shades of his pencil, though the lines seemed a good deal exaggerated: she reflected, she doubted; but, after settling a balance in her mind, the found her own scale preponderate."
— Brooke [née Moore], Frances (bap. 1724, d. 1789)
(I.i.8, pp. 24-5)
See The Excursion. In Two Volumes. By Mrs. Brooke (London: Printed for T. Cadell, 1777). <Link to ECCO>