"Whatever glaring signs of Mr. Alworth's love appeared, she set them all down to the account of friendship; till at length his mind was so torn with grief and despair, that no longer able to conceal the cause of his greatest sufferings, he begged her to teach him how to conquer a passion, which, while it existed, must make him wretched."
— Scott [née Robinson], Sarah (1720-1795)
Reading Sarah Scott, A Description of Millenium Hall, ed. Gary Kelly (Ontario: Broadview Literary Texts, 2001).
See also A Description of Millenium Hall, and the Country Adjacent: Together with the Characters of the Inhabitants, And such Historical Anecdotes and Reflections, as May excite in the Reader proper Sentiments of Humanity, and lead the Mind to the Love of Virtue. By A Gentleman on his Travels (London: Printed for J. Newbery, 1762). <Link to archive.org>