The Novels of Samuel Richardson; Pamela Or, Virtue Rewarded Volume 4

The Novels of Samuel Richardson; Pamela Or, Virtue Rewarded Volume 4

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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: ...will it be in you to give her comfort and consolation in her dying hours I Although we can merit nothing at the hand of God, yet I have a notion that we cannot deserve more of one another, and in some sense, for that reason, of Him, than in our charities on so trying an exigence When the poor soul stands shivering, as it were, on the verge of death, and has nothing strong, but its fears and doubts --then a little balm poured into the wounds of the mind, a little comforting advice to rely on God's mercies, from a good person; how consolatory must it be And how, like morning mists before the sun, must all diffidences, and gloomy doubts, be chased away by it I But, my dear Miss Darnford, the great occasion of my writing to you just now, is, by Lady Davers's desire, on a quite different subject. She knows how we love one another. And she has sent me the following lines by her kinsman, who came to Kent, purposely to inquire how my face fared in the smallpox: and accompanied us from Kent hither i.e., to Bedfordshire, and sets out to-morrow for Lord Davers's. ' My Dear Pamela, --Jackey will tell you the reason of his ' journey, my curiosity, on your own account: and I send this ' letter by him; but he knows not the contents. My good Lord ' Davers wants to have his nephew married, and settled in the ' world: And his noble father leaves the whole matter to my ' lord, as to the person, settlements, &c. ' Now I, as well as my lord, think so highly of the prudence, ' the person, and family of your Miss Darnford, that we shall ' be obliged to you to sound the young lady on this score. ' I know Mr. H would wish for no greater happiness. 'But if she is engaged, or cannot love my nephew, I don't ' care, nor would my lord, that such a proposal should be re-'...show more

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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 222g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236672488
  • 9781236672483