‘A Person who could be trusted,
one who was capable of being a real Friend’
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.’
The Italian (1797)
‘My dear and Honoured Friend . . .
I come to you now without hesitation’
Camilla, or a Picture of Youth (1796)