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  • pg 3331p. 115              The beautifull Caſsandra
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  • 2                   a novel in twelve Chapters.
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  • 3dedicated by permiſssion to Miſs Austen.
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  • 4                              Dedication.
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  • 5Madam
  • 6      You are a Phoenix. Your taste is refined,
  • Critical Apparatus7your Sentiments are noble, & your Virtues
  • 8innumerable. Your Person is lovely, your
  • Critical Apparatus9Figure, elegant, & your Form, magestic. Your
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  • 10manners, are polished, your Conversation is
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  • 11rational & your appearance singular.
  • 12If therefore the following Tale will
  • 13afford one moment's amusement to
  • 14you, every wish will be gratified of
  • 15your most obediant                        
  • 16humble Servant                        
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  • Critical Apparatus17The Author                        
  • pg 3351p. 116            The beautifull Caſsandra.
  • 2                a novel, in twelve Chapters.
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  • 3                          Chapter the first
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  • 4      Caſsandra was the Daughter and the only
  • 5Daughter of a celebrated Millener in Bond Street.
  • 6Her father was of noble Birth, being the near
  • 7relation of the Dutcheſs of ———'s Butler.
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  • 8                          Chapter the 2d
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  • 9      When Caſsandra had attained her 16th
  • 10year, she was lovely & amiable & chancing to
  • 11fall in love with an elegant Bonnet, her Mother
  • 12had just compleated bespoke by the Counteſs of
  • 13——— she placed it on her gentle Head & walked
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  • 14from her Mother's shop to make her Fortune.
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  • 15                         Chapter the 3d
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  • 16      The first person she met, was the Viscount
  • pg 3371p. 117    of ——— a young Man, no leſs celebrated for his Ac:
  • 2:complishments & Virtues, than for his Elegance
  • 3& Beauty. She curtseyed & walked on.
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  • 4                          Chapter the 4th
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  • 5      She then proceeded to a Pastry-cooks where
  • 6she devoured six ices, refused to pay for them,
  • 7knocked down the Pastry Cook & walked away.
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  • 8                          Chapter the 5th
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  • 9      She next ascended a Hackney Coach & ordered
  • 10it to Hampstead, where She was no sooner arrived
  • 11than she ordered the Coachman to turn round
  • 12& drive her back again.
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  • 13                         Chapter the 6th
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  • 14      Being returned to the same spot of
  • 15the same Street she had sate out from, the
  • 16Coachman demanded his Pay.
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  • 1p. 118               Chapter the 7th
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  • 2      She searched her pockets over again & again;
  • 3but every search was unsucceſsfull. No money
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  • 4could she find. The man grew arrogant.peremptory. She
  • 5placed her bonnet on his head & ran away.
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  • 6                          Chapter the 8th
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  • 7      Thro' many a Street she then proceeded
  • 8& met in none the least Adventure till on
  • 9turning a Corner of Bloomsbury Square, she
  • 10met Maria.
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  • 11                         Chapter the 9th
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  • 12      Caſsandra started & Maria seemed sur:
  • 13:prised; they trembled, blushed, turned pale &
  • 14paſsed each other in a mutual silence.
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  • 15                         Chapter the 10th
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  • 16      Caſsandra was next accosted by her
  • pg 341Critical Apparatus1p. 119    freind the Widow, who squeezing out her little
  • 2Head thro' her leſs window, asked her how she did?
  • Critical Apparatus3Caſsandra curtseyed & went on.
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  • 4                          Chapter the 11th
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  • 5      A quarter of a mile brought her to her
  • 6paternal roof in Bond Street from which she
  • 7had now been absent nearly 7 hours.
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  • 8                          Chapter the 12th
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  • 9      She entered it & was preſsed to her Mo:
  • 10:ther's bosom by that worthy Woman. Caſsandra
  • 11smiled & whispered to herself "This is a day
  • 12well spent."
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  •                                 Finis.
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l. 7 'Se[ntiments]' over illegible erasure of 1–2 characters.
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l. 9 'magec>stic'; RWC (81): 'majestic'; RWC (1969, 44), Doody & Murray (41), Sabor (53): 'magestic'.
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l. 17 'The' inscribed and reinscribed.
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l. 1 'freind'; RWC (84): 'friend'; RWC (1969, 46), Doody & Murray (44), Sabor (55): 'freind'.
l. 1 'the' over 'a'; Sabor (55).
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l. 3 'Miss' > 'Cass[andra]'.
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