Such sort of Disappointments

“Things are now in such a state, that you must resolve upon one or the other, either allow him to go on as he has done, or whenever you are together behave with a coldness which may convince him that he has been deceiving himself.–I have no doubt of his suffering a good deal for a time, a great deal, when he feels he must give you up;–but it is no creed of mine, as you must be well aware, that such sort of Disappointments kill anybody.”

letter to her niece, Fanny Knight, about Mr. John Plumptre, whom Fanny was considering marrying
November 18, 1814 [109]

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