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Portman Square March 15th
'Well my dear William what do you think of these girls? for my part, I do not find them so plain as I expected.
They are so much alike' (said he) 'that I should suppose the faults of one, would be the faults of both.'
'Well, then, in the first place, they are both so horribly tall!'
'They are taller than you are indeed' (said I with a smile).
'Nay,' (said he), 'I know nothing of that.'
'Well, but' (I continued) 'tho' they may be above the common size, their figures are perfectly elegant, and as to their faces, their Eyes are beautifull--.'
'I never can think such tremendous, knock-me-down figures in the least degree elegant, and as for their eyes, they are so tall that I never could strain my neck enough to look at them.'
'Nay,' (replied I),' know not whether you may not be in the right in not attempting it, for perhaps they might dazzle you with their Lustre.' I never fail listening to their Music, and they as constant in eating my pies. One play'd, yet not even a pidgeon-pye of my making could obtain from her a single word of approbation. This was certainly enough to put any one in a Passion,however, I was as cool as a Cream-cheese and having formed my plan and concerted a scheme of Revenge, I was determined to let her have her own way and not even to make her a single reproach.
It is very hard that a pretty Woman is never to be told she is so by any one of her own Sex, without that person's being suspected to be either her determined Enemy, or her professed Toad-eater. How much more amiable are women in that particular! In spite of this Defect (or rather by reason of it) there is something very noble and majestic in it.
I am afraid this Letter will be but a poor Specimen of my Powers in the Witty Way, and your opinion of them will not be greatly increased when I assure you that I have been as entertaining as I possibly could--.
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