"Her mind was a kind of circulating library in little, and I sincerely wish romances were always attended with the same good effects they produced in her; for there is scarcely a good moral inculcated by them that she did not act up to."
— Dibdin, Charles (bap. 1745, d. 1814)
(X, p. 84)
The Younger Brother: a Novel, in Three Volumes, Written by Mr. Dibdin. (London: Printed for the Author, and Sold at his Warehouse, 1793). <Link to Vol. I in ECCO-TCP>