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 5

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 5

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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: ...which my most esteemed friend would fain press upon him. ' A donation of ten guineas (being all the money Mr. Loflus had recovered from the Dublin booksellers) for the relief of.his poor flock. 1 5 You p You do not speak like yourself in saying that you are ashamed of the many volumes you have wrote. They are matter of the highest glory to you. I' will tell' you a story about your sweet girl Pamela. Our late Lord Chancellor, who was a man more remarkable for the goodness of his heart, than even for the abilities of his head, which were of the most exalted kind, was 'so struck with her history, that he sat up reading it the whole night, although it was then the middle of term, and declared to his family he could not find in his heart: to quit his book, nor imagined it to be so late by many hours. I love you for your fears about the protestant religion, which at this time is in a most dangerous situation-, to be sure. I have always been taught (and find by a careful examination, that I have been justly. taught) that it is indeed the true, genuine, and pure, Christiani.ty;. and that popery is a most heathenish and wicked perversion of it; and I therefore value it with an esteem which makes me tremble for it when I think it in any danger: but I will not make you and myself melancholy. with my fears, which, after all, I trust in God are greater than they ought to be. If the Duke of Cumberland can preserve himself and army-this campaign, the King of Prussia hasa possibility of being saved; but if he be destroy.ed, .nothing but a miracle can save the latter, and our religion with him, from being quite undone. TO MR. RICHARDSON. Dublin, I0 Feb. 1758. ' ' nun srn, I AM much concerned to find by your last kind letter to me, that your...show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236863631
  • 9781236863638