The Works of Samuel Richardson, with a Prefatory Chapter of Biogr. Criticism by L. Stephen

The Works of Samuel Richardson, with a Prefatory Chapter of Biogr. Criticism by L. Stephen

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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: ... supposed, as he owns, that she would have been all condescension on his proposals to her. This, says he, I will for ever remember against her, in order to steel my heart, that I may cut through a rock of ice to hers; and repav her for the disdain, the scorn, which glowed in her countenance, and was apparent in her air, at her abrupt departure from me, after such obliging behaviour on my side, and after I had so earnestly pressed her for an early day. The women below say she hates me; she despises me!--And 'tis true: she does; she must.--And why cannot I take their advice? I will not long, my fair one, be despised by thee, and laughed at by them! Let me acquaint thee, Jack, adds he, by way of postscript, that this effort of hers to leave me, if she could have been received; her sending for a coach on Sunday; no doubt, resolving not to return, if she had gone out without me (for did she not declare that she had thoughts to retire to some of the villages about town, where she could be safe and private?) have, all together, so much alarmed me, that I have been adding to the written instructions for my fellow and the people below how to act in case she should elope in my absence: particularly letting Will know what he shall report to strangers in case she shall throw herself upon any such with a resolution to abandon me. To these instructions I shall further add as circumstances offer. LETTER XIV. Miss Howe to Miss Clarissa Harlowe. Thursday, May 18. I Have neither time nor patience, my dear friend, to answer every material article in your last letters just now received. Mr. Lovelace's proposals are all I like of him. And yet (as you do), I think that he concludes them not with that warmth and earnestness which we might naturally have expected from...show more

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  • Paperback | 166 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 308g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236655834
  • 9781236655837