The Works of Samuel Richardson; Pamela Or, Virtue Rewarded Volume 2

The Works of Samuel Richardson; Pamela Or, Virtue Rewarded Volume 2

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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: ...your ladyship; at the tribunal of whose judgment I am willing all my actions respecting your dear brother shall be tried: and I hope your ladyship will not think me a too profuse or lavish creature; I hope you won't have reason for it: yet, if you think you have, pray, my dear lady, don't spare me; for if you shall judge me profuse in one article, I will endeavour to save it in another. But I will make what I have to say on this head the subject of a letter by itself: and am, meantime, Your ladyship's most obliged and obedient servant, P. B. LETTER XVII. Mrs. B to Lady Davcrs. My Dear Lady, --It is needful, in order to let you more intelligibly into the subject where I left off in my last, that your ladyship should know that your generous brother has made me his almoner, as I was my late dear lady's; and has ordered Mr. Longman to pay me fifty pounds quartcrly, t for purposes of which he requires no account, though I See vol. i. page 405. t See page 117. have one always ready to produce; and he has given me other sums to enable me to do all the good I can to distressed objects, at my first setting out. Thus enabled, your ladyship knows not how many honest hearts I have made glad already, and how many more I hope to rejoice before a year is at an end, and yet keep within my limits. Now, madam, as I knew Mrs. Jervis was far from being easy in her circumstances, thinking herself obliged to pay old "f-debts for two extravagant children, who are both dead; and maintaining in schooling and clothes three of their children, which always keeps her bare; I took upon me one day, as she and I sat together at our needles, to say to her (as we are always running over old stories, when we are alone), My good Mrs. Jervis, will you allow me to ask you after...show more

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  • Paperback | 164 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 304g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236615212
  • 9781236615213