Clarissa, Or, the History of a Young Lady, by the Editor of Pamela. Richardson

Clarissa, Or, the History of a Young Lady, by the Editor of Pamela. Richardson

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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. 1768 edition. Excerpt: ...Sir, Tour affetlionate and faithful Servant, ' J. Be L Ford. The following is the posthumous Letter to Col. Mor-deny. rtferred to in the above. LET LETTER XXXVIII. Superscribed, tamy Beloved Cousin William Morden, Esq; To he delivered after my death. My dearest Cousin, AS is it uncertain, from my present weak state, whether, if living, I may be in a condition to receive as I ought the favour you intend me of a visit, when you come to London, I take this opportunity to return you, while able, the humble acknowledgements of a gratesul heart, for all your goodness to me from childhood till now: And more particularly for your present kind interposition in my favour--God Almighty for ever bless you dear Sir, for the kindness you en? deavoured to procure for me!. One principal end of my writing to you in this fo lemn'manner, is, to beg of you, which I do with the.utmost earnestness, that when you come to hear the particulars of my Story, .you wi-11 not suffer active resentment to take place in your generous breast on my account. R.emember, my dear Cousin, that Vengeance is God's province, and he has undertaken to repay it; nor wiU you, I hope, invade that province: --Especially as there is no necessity for you to attempt to vindicate my fame; since the offender himself (before he is called upon) has stood forth, and offered to do me all the justice that you could have extorted from him, had I lived: And when your own perfon may be endangered by running an equal risk with a guilty man.. Duelling, Sir, I need not tell jaw, who have adorned a publiecharacler, is not onlyan usurpation of the Divine prerogative; but it isaninsultuponmagistracyancL good government. 'Tis an impious act. 'Tis an attempt to take away a lise that ought not to depend upon -....show more

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  • Paperback | 94 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236554868
  • 9781236554864