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Mr. Harley was one of many Children. Destined by his father for the Church & by his Mother for the Sea, desirous of pleasing both, he prevailed on Sir John to obtain for him a Chaplaincy on board a Man of War. He accordingly, cut his Hair and sailed.
This quote comprises 40% of the total words of what Austen, in the dedication, called "a short, but interesting Tale." According to Chapman, the items in Volume the First were written before Austen reached which of the following ages?