Peg Plunkett's Memoirs - TITLE PAGE of VOLUME II.

Memoirs of Mrs. Margaret Leeson

TITLE PAGE of VOLUME II.

 

Nothing extenuate, nor set down aught in malice
SHAKESPEARE
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MEMOIRS
OF
MRS. MARGARET LEESON

WRITTEN BY HERSELF;

IN WHICH ARE GIVEN ANECDOTES, SKETCHES OF THE
LIVES AND BON MOTS OF SOME OF THE
MOST CELEBRATED

CHARACTERS

IN

GREAT-BRITAIN AND IRELAND,

PARTICULARLY OF ALL THE

FILLES DE JOYES

AND

MEN OF PLEASURE AND GALLANTRY

WHICH HAVE USUALLY FREQUENTED HER CITHEREAN
TEMPLE FOR THESE THIRTY YEARS PAST.

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VOL II
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REASON prescribes strict laws for giddy youth
But the warm temper leaps o'er cold decree
And when once past the bounds that should refrain,
Rambles at large, though conscious it should not
Yet, let not
Censure, with its brow austere,
Too heavy fall upon the erring Fair.
He is a choice
DIVINE who practices
That which he preaches others.
'Tis by far
More easy to tell twenty what to do,
Than be the one of twenty who will do it.

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A NEW EDITION, WITH CONSIDERABLE ADDITIONS

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DUBLIN:
PRINTED AND SOLD BY THE PRINCIPAL BOOKSELLERS
1797

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