Manwaring ha llegado a la ciudad esta semana y se las ha ingeniado, a pesar del señor Johnson, para conseguir verme. Se siente absolutamente desgraciado por tu causa y celoso hasta tal punto por los De Courcy que sería muy poco recomendable que ellos se encontraran ahora. Y, sin embargo, si no consientes en verle aquí, no puedo asegurarte que no cometa la imprudencia que llevaría al mismo resultado y que sería la de acudir a Churchill, por ejemplo. ¡Sería espantoso! Además, si sigues mi consejo y te decides a casarte con De Courcy, te resultará indispensable librarte de Manwaring. Solo tú tienes influencia suficiente para mandarle de nuevo junto a su mujer. Aún tengo otro motivo para que vengas: el señor Johnson se va de Londres el próximo martes. Va a hacer una cura de salud a Bath, donde, si las aguas se muestran favorables con su organismo y mis deseos, la gota lo retendrá varias semanas. Durante su ausencia, podremos decidir qué compañía queremos y divertirnos de verdad. Te invitaría a Edward Street, pero en cierta ocasión él me arrancó la promesa de no invitarte nunca a mi casa; solo por haberme visto necesitada de dinero, acepté concederle ese deseo. Sin embargo, puedo conseguirte un bonito estudio en Upper Seymour Street, y podemos estar siempre juntas allí o aquí; pues considero que mi promesa a Mr. Johnson sólo comprende (al menos en su ausencia) que no duermas en la casa.

LADY Cap. XXVI

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Mainwaring came to town last week, and has contrived, in spite of Mr. Johnson, to make opportunities of seeing me. He is absolutely miserable about you, and jealous to such a degree of De Courcy that it would be highly unadvisable for them to meet at present. And yet, if you do not allow him to see you here, I cannot answer for his not committing some great imprudence—such as going to Churchhill, for instance, which would be dreadful! Besides, if you take my advice, and resolve to marry De Courcy, it will be indispensably necessary to you to get Mainwaring out of the way; and you only can have influence enough to send him back to his wife. I have still another motive for your coming: Mr. Johnson leaves London next Tuesday; he is going for his health to Bath, where, if the waters are favourable to his constitution and my wishes, he will be laid up with the gout many weeks. During his absence we shall be able to chuse our own society, and to have true enjoyment. I would ask you to Edward Street, but that once he forced from me a kind of promise never to invite you to my house; nothing but my being in the utmost distress for money should have extorted it from me. I can get you, however, a nice drawing-room apartment in Upper Seymour Street, and we may be always together there or here; for I consider my promise to Mr. Johnson as comprehending only (at least in his absence) your not sleeping in the house.