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Boldness

Excuse my boldness: This, when said in the instant of snatching small favours, means, “I am sounding the channel, to see how you will take small liberties: if you excuse this, I shall have room, I hope, to proceed to greater.”

There are few women who would not sooner forgive an excess of boldness, than an excess of timidity


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There are few women who would not sooner forgive an excess of boldness∗, than an excess of timidity. (∗Let every young girl judge well, however, of the nature of that boldness which she is said to be so ready to forgive)
A Dictionary of Love (1777)
A Dictionary of Love (1795)