The Correspondence of Samuel Richardson; Selected from the Original Manuscripts, Bequeathed by Him to His Family, to Which Are Prefixed, a Biographical Account of That Author, and Observations on His Writings Volume 2

The Correspondence of Samuel Richardson; Selected from the Original Manuscripts, Bequeathed by Him to His Family, to Which Are Prefixed, a Biographical Account of That Author, and Observations on His Writings Volume 2

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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. 1804 edition. Excerpt: ...me at your leisure; and withal permit me to put such a little gift into your hand., to. be transmitted to the worthy object. I agreed with Mr. Rivington for the impression now printing ofl', at the rate of twenty-five guineas, and two dozen of copies, bound and lettered for my share. I was willing to transfer my right to him; because I imagined it would.be' natural for him, in such a case, to push the sale, and be more concerned for the reputation of the book. ' I assure you, Sir, if any of my thoughts are so happy as to please you, I shall entertain the more chearful hope with relation to the work that is going to appear; and shall be the more easily induced to form some other attempt of a public nature. O! that my capacities were equal to the arduous, but delightful task, which your pen has assigned! Nothing could be more p pleasing pleasing to my own taste, than to explain the meaning, point out th, e beauties, and enforce the evangelical truths, with which the admirable prophecy of Isaiah is most copiously enriched, most illustriously adorned. I almost despair.--Nevertheless, I should be very glad, if, in some future vacant: half-hour, you would suggest such a form and method of executing this design, as. might be most acceptable and useful. I am, dear Sir, with very great respect and affection, Your sincere and cordial Friend, J. HARVEY. TO MR. RICHARDSON Exeter College, June 9, 1754. LONG since, my dear Sir, should I have written to you, had you been only an acquaintance of common value, and had I received none but common obligations. For my debt of thanks had been more easily paid, if it had been less; but you yourself have made the discharge late by making it diflicult.--Indeed, Mr. Richardson! (to use the address...show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236793951
  • 9781236793959