Life And Letters Of Maria Edgeworth/Volume 1/Letter 59
To MISS SOPHY RUXTON.
EDGEWORTHSTOWN, Feb. 7, 1806.
I am ashamed to tell you I have been so idle that I have not yet finished Madame de Fleury. You will allow that we have gadded about enough lately: Sonna, Pakenham Hall, Farnham, and Castle Forbes. I don't think I told you that I grew quite fond of Lady Judith Maxwell, and I flatter myself she did not dislike me, because she did not keep me in the ante-chamber of her mind, but let me into the boudoir at once.
So Lord Henry Petty is Chancellor of the Exchequer—at twenty-four on the pinnacle of glory!
Sneyd and Charlotte have begun Sir Charles Grandison: I almost envy them the pleasure of reading Clementina's history for the first time. It is one of those pleasures which is never repeated in life.