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Ending with the line: "For in short, I could not bear the sight of his being given to another woman, tho' I knew I was never to have him myself."

Moll's future does not look good. Luckily, the gentlewoman whom she had met while working for her Nurse took her in. There, Moll, whom they all call Betty, spent most of her time with the gentlewoman's daughters, and as a result, received a lady's education while working as a servant. The gentlewoman, however, also had two sons. The oldest son began to try to win Moll's affections by telling her how much he loved her, and even promised marriage. She believed him, and allowed him to act inappropriately towards her. Their kissing and handholding escalated to sleeping together and his protestations of love turned to monetary gifts. He excused himself from marriage for...

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