Pamela; or, Virtue rewarded

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User Review  - Dreesie - LibraryThing

I did it!! It took me 4.5 weeks, but I READ PAMELA! I actually enjoyed the first half or so, as Pamela tried to find her new place in the household; and then as she tried to negotiate an escape. But ... Read full review

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User Review  - penelopemarzec - LibraryThing

I read it because it was a bestseller after it was published in 1740. I read it because it was the first novel of its kind. As a romance writer, I was curious about it. As a writer of historicals, I ... Read full review

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Page 280 - there is more joy in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, than over ninety and nine just persons that need no repentance.
Page 284 - There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth ; And there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty. The liberal soul shall be made fat: And he that watereth shall be watered also himself.
Page 98 - Now I will give you a picture of this wretch. She is a broad, squat, pursy, fat thing, quite ugly, if any thing human can be so called ; about forty years old. She has a huge hand, and an arm as thick as my waist, I believe.
Page 1 - DEAR FATHER AND MOTHER, — I have great trouble, and some comfort, to acquaint you with. The trouble is, that my good lady died of the illness I mentioned to you, and left us all much grieved for the loss of her ; for she was a dear good lady, and kind to all us her servants.
Page 221 - Presumption! you will say; and so it is: But love is not a voluntary thing: Love, did I say?
Page 50 - I found his Hand in my Bosom, and when my Fright let me know it, I was ready to die; and I sighed, and scream'd, and fainted away. And still he had his Arms about my Neck; and Mrs. Jervis was about my Feet, and upon my Coat.
Page 146 - He is a giant of a man for stature; taller by a good deal than Harry Mawlidge, in your neighbourhood, and largeboned, scraggy, and has a hand! — I never saw such an one in my life. He has great staring eyes, like the bull's that frightened me so; vast jaw-bones sticking out; eyebrows hanging over his eyes; two great scars upon his forehead, and one on his left cheek; two large whiskers, and a monstrous wide mouth; blubber lips, long yellow teeth, and a hideous grin.
Page 11 - It does not become your poor servant to stay in your presence, Sir, without your business required it; and I hope I shall always know my place.' ' Well,' says he, ' my business does require it sometimes; and I have a mind you should stay to hear what I have to say to you.

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