Clarissa, Ed. by E.S. Dallas

Clarissa, Ed. by E.S. Dallas

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ... then what will be your fate! O Lovelace! if you could be sorry for yourself, I would be sorry too.--But when all my doors are fast, and nothing but the keyhole open, and the key of late put into that, to be where you are, in a manner without opening any of them.--O wretched, wretched Clarissa Harlowe! For I never will be Lovelace--let my uncle take it as he pleases. Alas! you have killed my head among you--I don't say who did it!--God forgive you all!--But had it not been better to have put me out of all your ways at once? You might safely have done it! for nobody would require me at your hands--no, not a soul--except, indeed, Miss Howe would have said, when she should see you, What, Lovelace, have you done with Clarissa Harlowe?--And then you could have given any slight gay answer--Sent her beyond sea; or, She has run away from me, as she did from her parents. And this would have been easily credited; for you know, Lovelace, she that could run away from them, might very well run away from you. But this is nothing to what I wanted to say. Now I have it!--I never shall be myself again: I have been a very wicked creature--a vain, proud, poor creature--full of secret pride--which I carried off under an humble guise, and deceived everybody--my sister says so--and now I am punished--So let me be carried out of this house, and out of your sight; and let me be put into that Bedlam privately, which once I saw: But it was a sad sight to me then! Little as I thought what I should come to myself!--That is all I would say: This is all I have to wish for.--Then I shall be out of all your ways; and I shall be taken care of; and bread and water; without your tormentings, will be dainties; and my straw bed the easiest I have lain in--for--I cannot tell how...show more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 209g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236655273
  • 9781236655271