The Works of Samuel Richardson; The History of Clarissa Harlowe Volume 8

The Works of Samuel Richardson; The History of Clarissa Harlowe Volume 8

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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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...she did impromptu, by their effects, in a truly admirable manner, to the high satisfaction of every one: I myself could not, by study, have distinguished better, nor more concisely--Sorrow, said she, wears; Grief tears; but MELANCHOLY SOOtllCS. My inference to her shall be, that since a happy reconciliation will take place, grief will be banished; sorrotc dismissed; and only sweet melancholy remain to soothe and indulge her contrite heart, and show to all the world the penitent sense she hath of her great error. Thirdly, That her joys when restored to health and favour, will be the greater, the deeper her griefs were. Gaadia, qua multo parta laborc, placent. Fourthly, That having really been guilty of a great error, she should not take impatiently the correction and anger with which she hath been treated. Leniter, ex merito quicquidpatiarc ferundum est. Fifthly, That virtue must be established by patience; as saith Prudentius: ffac virtus vidua est, quam nan patuntiafirmat. Sixthly, That in the words of Horace, she may expect better times, than (of late) she had reason to look for. Grata superveniet, qua non speraoitur, hora. Seventhly, That she is really now in a way to be happy, since, according to Ovid, she can count up all her woe: Felix, quipatitur qua numerare patest. And those comforting lines, Estque serena dies post longos gratior imbres, Et post triste malum gratior ipsa sa/us. Eighthly, That, in the words of Mantuan, her parents and uncles could not help loving her all the time they were angry at her: Joy, let me here observe, my dear sir, by way of note, is not absolutely inconsistent with melaneholy; a. soft gentle joy, not a rapid, not a rampant joy, however; but such a joy, as shall lift her temporarily out of her soothing...
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  • Paperback | 196 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 358g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236674405
  • 9781236674401