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Moll Flanders

Moll Flanders

by Daniel Defoe

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Quote #10

As the publishing this account of my life is for the sake of the just moral of very part of it, and for instruction, caution, warning, and improvement to every reader, so this will not pass, I hope, for an unnecessary digression concerning some people being obliged to disclose the greatest secrets either of their own or other people's affairs. (1184)

Once again, Moll takes pains to provide a disclaimer for her book. Remember, Shmoopers, she is sharing her story to help you be a better person. So here, when she includes juicy gossip, it's for our own good. Or at least that's what she tells us. What do you think is really going on?

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