The Life and Adventures of Peg Woffington, Tập 1

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Hurst and Blackett, 1885
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Trang 45 - I had a card from Lady Caroline Petersham to go with her to Vauxhall. I went accordingly to her house, and found her and the little Ashe, or the pollard Ashe, as they call her ; they had just finished their last layer of red, and looked as handsome as crimson could make them.

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