The Works Of Samuel Richardson (volume 4); The History Of Clarissa Harlowe

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bySamuel Richardson

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1883. Excerpt: ... LETTER XV. Miss Howe to Miss Clarissa Harlowe. Friday, March 3. I Have both your letters at once. It is very unhappy, my dear, since your friends will have you marry, that a person of your merit should be addressed by a succession of worthless creatures, who have nothing but their presumption for their excuse. That these presumers appear not in this very unworthy light to some of your friends, is because their defects are not so striking to them as to others.--And why? Shall I venture to tell you ?--Because they are nearer their own standard--Modesty, after all, perhaps has a concern in it; for how should they think that a niece or sister of theirs [I will not go higher, for fear of incurring your displeasure] should be an angel? But where indeed is the man to be found (who has the least share of due diffidence) that dares to look up to Miss Clarissa Harlowe with hope, or with anything but wishes? Thus the bold and forward, not being sensible of their defects, aspire; while the modesty of the really worthy fills them with too much reverence to permit them to explain themselves. Hence your Symmes's, your Byron's, your Mullins's, your Wyerley's (the best of the herd), and your Solmes's, in turn, invade you--wretches that, looking upon the rest of your family, need not despair of succeeding in an alliance with it--but to you, what an inexcusable presumption! Yet I am afraid all opposition will be in vain. You must, you will, I doubt, be sacrificed to this odious man. I know your family. There will be no resisting such baits as he has thrown out. Oh, my dear, my beloved friend 1 and are such charming qualities, is such exalted merit, to be sunk in such a marriage!--You must not, your uncle tells my mother, dispute their authority. Authority! what a full word is that in the mouth of a na...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1883. Excerpt: ... LETTER XV. Miss Howe to Miss Clarissa Harlowe. Friday, March 3. I Have both your letters at once. It is very unhappy, my dear, since your friends will hav...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:154 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.33 inPublished:January 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217661688

ISBN - 13:9780217661683

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