I have no enmity to these ladies; I only despise them, or rather, their follies and their faults.
How kind has he ever been to all my follies, how tender and indulgent to all my wishes!
In such circumstances I cannot seek to extenuate any of my faults or follies.
I am afraid that I am about to suffer for the follies of my youth.
I know that method of excusing all male weaknesses ...