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Friday or Saturday; she cannot say which, because Colonel Campbell will be wanting the carriage himself one of those days.
Friday or Saturday next.
nothing can be more kind or pressing than their joint invitation,
Colonel and Mrs. Campbell think she does quite right, just what they should recommend; and indeed they particularly wish her to try her native air, as she has not been quite so well as usual lately."
But however, she is so far from well, that her kind friends the Campbells think she had better come home, and try an air that always agrees with her; and they have no doubt that three or four months at Highbury will entirely cure her—
it did him no lasting benefit.
every body ought to have two pair of spectacles;
I had made him believe we had a great many left.
There were three others,
which they hesitated about some time. Colonel Campbell rather preferred an olive.
she shall soon be well.
she was quite decided against accepting the offer, and for the reasons you mention; exactly as you say, she had made up her mind to close with nothing till Colonel Campbell's return, and nothing should induce her to enter into any engagement at present—
upon thinking over the advantages of Mrs. Smallridge's situation, she had come to the resolution of accepting it.—
she is sure they will; but yet, this is such a situation as she cannot feel herself justified in declining.
that she was not at all in want of any thing."