The Novels of Mr. Samuel Richardson

The Novels of Mr. Samuel 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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...Miss Harlowe was extremely affected. Her conscience, as well as her love, was concerned on the occasion. She would go down with the corpse of her dear, her only sister, she/ said; but her brother would not permit it. And her overwhelmed eye pursued the coffin till she could see no mote Vol. VIII--14. of it; and then she threw herself on the seat, and was near fainting away. I accompanied it down, that I might not only satisfy myself, but yon, sir, her executor, that it was deposited, as she had directed, at the feet of her grandfather. Mr. Melvill came down, contemplated the lid, and shed a few tears over it. I was so well satisfied with his discourse and behaviour, that I presented him on the solemn spot with a ring of some value; and thanked him for his performance. And here I left the remains of my beloved cousin; having bespoken my own place by the side of her coffin. On my return to Harlowe Place, I contented myself with sending my compliments to the sorrowing parents, and retired to my chamber. Nor am I ashamed to own that I could not help giving away to a repeated fit of humanity, as soon as I entered it.--I am sir, your most faithful and obedient servant, _, r WM. MORDEisr. P.S. You will have a letter from my cousin James, who hopes to prevail upon you to relinquish the executorship. It has not my encouragement. LETTEE LIIL Mr. Belford to William Morden, Esq. Saturday, September 16. Dear Sir, --I once had thoughts to go down privately, in order, disguised, to see the last solemnity performed. But there was no need to give myself this melancholy trouble, since your last letter so naturally describes all that passed, that I have every scene before my eyes. You crowd me, sir, methinks, into the silent slow procession--now with the "sacred...show more

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  • Paperback | 126 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236648102
  • 9781236648105