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...was run through the body by the man who had asked his advice. Celia was more prudent on the like occasion; she desired Leonilla to give her opinion freely upon a young fellow who made his addresses to her. Leonilla, to oblige her, told her with great frankness, that she looked upon him as one of the most worthless--- Celia, foreseeing what a character she was to expect, begged her not to go on, for that she had been privately married to him above a fortnight.
The truth of it isA woman seldom asks advice before she has bought her wedding clothes.When she has made her own choice, for form's sake she sends a _conge d'elire_ to her friends.
If we look into the secret springs and motives that set people at work on these occasions, and put them upon asking advice, which they never intend to take; I look upon it to be none of the least, that they are incapable of keeping a secret which is so very pleasing to them. A girl longs to tell her confidant that she hopes to be married in a little time, and, in order to talk of the pretty... Addison, Joseph
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