are the pests of society, and a scandal to a profession, to which indeed they do not belong, and which
owes to such kind of rascallions the ill-will which weak persons bear towards it. With this fellow, to whom
a little before she would not have condescended to have spoken, did a certain passion for Joseph, and
the jealousy and the disdain of poor innocent Fanny, betray the Lady Booby into a familiar discourse, in
which she inadvertently confirmed many hints with which Slipslop, whose gallant he was, had preacquainted
him; and whence he had taken an opportunity to assert those severe falsehoods of little Fanny which
possibly the reader might not have been well able to account for if we had not thought proper to give
him this information.