Before reading this story, consider: 1. It contains graphic descriptions of sex. 2. British money was denominated in either Guineas or Pounds. A Guinea was worth about 25-30 shillings, while a Pound was worth about 20 shillings. If coins are used, the reference is in Guineas, otherwise it is in Pounds. A guinea is worth approximately $300 US dollars in 2009, which means a shilling was worth approximately $10. 3. The characters in this story are fictional with the exception of some well-known historical figures. The involvement of those characters is fictional. 4. The story is written with modern day language, as opposed to that used in 18th century England.