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Plaintive

The style of lovers is ever a plaintive one. A lover is naturally a querulous animal. Complaints of one sort or other fill up the letters and conversations of lovers: and he has not always the most reason to complain, who complains the most.

What do you complain of? in the mouth of the Fair, signifies, “I have granted you all that decency would allow me to grant you: it is your business to take the rest.”