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The distressed orphan, or love in a mad house; containing an account of her being left to the care of an uncle who would have married her contrary to her inclination, to his own son, and on her refusal to comply, and having fixed her heart on a colonel, when was sent to a mad-house, where she continued till her faithful lover sham'd himself mad, and by that means obtained her liberty. Interspersed with a great many entertaining letters
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Haywood, Eliza Fowler, 1693?-1756.
The distressed orphan, or, Love in a mad house : ... interspersed with a great many entertaining letters / written by herself, after her happy union with the colonel.
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London Printed and sold by Sabine and Son, 81, Shoe Lane 1770 Printed by Sabine and Son
60 p. : ill. ; 18 cm. Duodecimo
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The distressed orphan, or, Love in a mad house -- Lausus and Lydia.
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ESTC (RLIN) N65304
Transcription of epigraph:
Ambition and avarice is here display'd,---A cruel guardian, a distressed maid!---A faithful lover, who at last is blest---for having aided innocence distrest!---Justice is triumphant, over fraud and pride,---And how the cruel wretch, unpitied, died.
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On last page of "Lausus and Lydia," short story bound at end of "The distressed orphan"
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Written by herself, after her happy Union with the Colonel.
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CHR 1770?
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Sabine and Son Printer
Collection of British and American Fiction, 1660-1830 (University of Pennsylvania)
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Repository: University Of Pennsylvania
Noun: Account
Noun: Care
Noun: Colonel
Noun: Heart
Noun: Inclination
Noun: Letter
Noun: Liberty
Adjective: Distressed
Adjective: Entertaining
Adjective: Faithful
Adjective: Mad
Adjective: Many
Person: Lausus
Person: Lydia
Object: Letter
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Printed and sold by Sabine and Son, 81, Shoe Lane
Date of publication: 1770
Number of volumes: 1 v.
Index: no
Narrative form: Third-person
Author claim type: Author (text)
Author gender claim: Female
Decade: 1770s
Year: 1770