The history of Mary Ann Edwards, or, the capricious beauty. Containing, I. An account of her birth and parents, her education and growth in beauty, wit and understanding. II. Mr. Williams falls in love with her, she slights him, he writes a song on her, but she is still the same, he writes a letter, she answers it scornfully. III. He asks her father's leave to address her, he consults his daughter's affection, and finding she dislikes him, orders him not to come any more to the house; Mr. Williams attempts to drown himself, is prevented and restored, has a sever and is like a madman. IV. Mr. Edwards, and his daughter and family go to Bath, her fondness for admiration is described, which increases every day, at last falls in love with Captain B - d, as he does with her, obtains leave of her father to court her, is permitted. Letters from each other. V. Williams finds her out at Bath, sends a letter, which Captain B-d seeing, is jealous, sends her a letter, and she returns an impertinent answer, he finds out Williams, they fight a duel, and Williams is wounded. VI. Mary Ann elopes, and it is thought she has made away with herself, a strange discovery, a letter from her to Williams, another from Williams to Mr. Edwards, Mary Ann intends going abroad, and putting herself in a nunnery for life. Vii. Williams is married to a lady he was betrothed to before, and who had been lost to her friends for three years. Viii. Captain B----d goes in search of Mary Ann, enquires at all the sea ports but in vain, finds her at last by the direction of a letter at an Inn, very ill and in disguise, takes her home, they are married, and all parties are happy

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Published: [London] Printed and sold by A. Hambleton 1790, [1790?]
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Collection: Eighteenth Century Collections Online / ECCO - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Item Description:Braces in imprint. - English Short Title Catalog, T129445. - Includes: 'The fortunate gypsey; .. ' and 'Rynsault and Sapphira; .. ' with continuous pagination and register. - Price from imprint: price Six-Pence. - Reproduction of original from British Library
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