Excerpt from The Confessions of a Magdalen: Or Some Passages in the Life of Experience Borgia, in Letters to Forgiveness Mandeville, Esq. These letters of an injured and ruined woman are given to the public, in the hope that they will do something to repress cant, to teach the youthful to be wary, and to prove to them that the paths of what is called pleasure, lead down to the chambers of death. If there are some things in my narrative thought to be severe, my hopes of happiness upon it, they are just. The prince of darkness sometimes appears as the angel of light. When lovely woman stoop to folly, And finds, too late, that men betray, What charm can soothe her melancholy -What art can wash her guilty away? About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.