A postcript adds: "I humbly beg your Lordship to be speedy least I eate out my head."' This extract is from a letter written by Aphra Behn to Charles 11's secretary of state, Lord Arlington. She begs for more money so that she can abort her espionage mission and return to London from Antwerp, where she has been marooned by debt. The following extract is from a poem by Behn about receiving an anonymous love-letter:
"Fatal Fluency: Behn's Fiction and the Restoration Letter,"
2, Article 16.
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