Calculated for the Entertainment and Instruction of Young Ladies

“Nothing upon earth can be conceived so wretched as poor Chloe: for on the first moment that she suffered herself to reflect on what she had done, she thoroughly repented, and heartily detested herslef for such baseness.  She went directly into the garden, in hopes of meeting Sempronius, in order to throw herself at his feet, confess her treachery, and to beg him never to mention it to Caelia: but now she was conscious her repentance would come too late; and he would despise her, if possible, still more for such a recantation, after her knowledge of what had passed between him and Caelia.”

The further fortunes of Chloe, Caelia, and the adamantine-souled Sempronius can be found in The Little Female Academy (London, 1765), a recent acquisition at the Beinecke.

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