The British Novelists; With an Essay, and Prefaces, Biographical and Critical Volume 7

The British Novelists; With an Essay, and Prefaces, Biographical and Critical Volume 7

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1820 edition. Excerpt: ... it will soon die away in soft murmurs, trilling upon your ears like the notes of a well-tuned viol. And, by Sally, one sees, that art will generally so well supply t e place of nature, that you shall not easily know the difference. Miss Clarissa Harlowe indeed is the only woman in the world I believe that can say, in the words of her favourite Job, (for I can quote a text as well as she) but 'it is not so with me. They were very inquisitive about my fair-one. They told me, that you seldom came near them; that, when you did, you put on plaguy grave airs; would hardly stay five minutes;and did nothing but praise Miss Harlowe, and lament her hard fate. In short, that ou despised them; was full of sentences; and tiey doubted not, in a little while, would be a lost man, and marry. A pretty character for thee, is it not? Thou art in a blessed way; yet hast nothing to do but to go on in it; and then what a work hast thou to go through! Ifthou turnest back, these sorceresses will be like the Czar's Cossacks at Pultowa, I think it was who were planted with ready primed and cocked pieces, behind the regulars, in order to shoot them dead, if they did not ush on, and conquer; and then wilt thou be most amentably despised by every harlot thou hast made--And, O Jack, how formidable, in that case, will be the number of thy enemies! I intend to regulate my motions by Will's intelligence; for see this dear creature I must and will. Yet I have promised Lord M. to be down in two or three days, at furthest; for he is grown plaguy fond of mesince I was ill. I am in hopes, that the word I left, that I am to go out of town to-morrow morning, will soon bring the lady back again.' Meantime I thought I would write to divert thee, while...show more

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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 222g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236765311
  • 9781236765314