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‘A Person who could be trusted,
one who was capable of being a real Friend’

sarah fielding
The Adventures of David Simple, in search of a Real Friend (1744)


‘Ellena could find no words to express her joy and surprise on beholding her preserver.’

ann radcliffe
The Italian  (1797) 


My dear and Honoured Friend . . .
I come to you now without hesitation’

frances burney
 Camilla, or a Picture of Youth (1796) 

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