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Geraldine, Sir Francis

A callous and intemperate baronet, who engaged himself to Cecilia Holt to prevent his cousin from succeeding to the title. Cecilia soon sensed his true purpose and broke the engagement, deeply wounding his pride. Later, when Cecilia married George Western, Sir Francis, with the malicious aid of Francesca Altifiorla, brought about an estrangement between them. He narrowly escaped an engagement with the conspirator.