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Life and Transactions



MRS. JANE SHORE was daughter to Mr. Thomas Wainſtead a citizen of good repute, who lived in Cheapſide, by trade a mercer. She being the only child of her parents, was brought up with all the care and tenderneſs imaginable; not wanting any education that was proper for her; and her natural temper, which was very airy, being joined to her education, and that degree of pride, which, as it is natural, ſome make neceſſary for the female ſex, helped to ſet her off to the beſt advantage. ———Fine feathers always make fine birds, and if the birds are fine without them, doubtleſs they make them doubly ſo.