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a source of further growth and development

to attempt to gain the affection of

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a momentary flash of light

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merriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of countenance

a small but noticeable trace of some quality that might become stronger

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Scottish writer of satirical novels (born in 1918)

a small fragment of a burning substance thrown out by burning material or by friction

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emit or produce sparks

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As well, marriage is merely a business transaction where Pinchwife gives Sparkish "five thousand pound to lye with [his] Sister" (268).
That is why she maintains what is apparently an absurd faithfulness to Sparkish or what one might even call a dishonest one, especially in our post-romantic world where one is supposed to be true to oneself above all else.
Jo Stone-Fewings is a delight as the beaming and supremely gullible fob Sparkish.
Rather than learn from her mistakes with Sparkish and Wildly and take opportunities to reconcile with her parents or regain her reputation, she supports a lavish lifestyle in London as a courtesan and eventually lands in debtors' prison.
The Case of Berecillia cannot thus be pleaded: she married my Lord Sparkish purely thro Inclination; he makes her a perfect complaisant Husband, and loves her as well as it is the fashion for Men to love their Wives; yet she carries on an Intrigue here with Basset the Gamester, in a manner so publick, that if my Lord had not an unvanquishable Aversion for a naked Sword, he would have tried the Metal of the other's Blade: but being a Lover of Peace, he counterfeits a Blindness to their Behaviour, and is the only one who seems ignorant of his own Shame.
Thus Pinchwife's jealousy leads his wife to infidelity, while Sparkish eventually loses Alithea because of excessive confidence in her loyalty.
But see, where Fresca in her boudoir sits, Surrounded by a court of sparkish wits: Her practised eye directs its conscious darts At the small tyrants of the several Arts.