He begins with communicating to him the letter he wrote to Mr. Every possible objection anticipated! Every accident provided against! Every tittle of it plot-proof! The dear sly rogue looking upon me, too, with a view to discover some emotion in me. Emotions I had; but I can tell her that they lay deeper than her eye could reach, though it had been a sun-beam. No confidence in me, fair one!
A short interruption. I now resume. That the morals of this lady cannot fail, is a consideration that will lessen the guilt on both sides. And if, when subdued, she knows but how to middle the matter between virtue and love, then will she be a wife for me: for already I am convinced that there is not a woman in the world that is love-proof and plot-proof, if she be not the person.