Clarissa, or, The history of a young lady, by the editor of Pamela. Richardson, Volume 4

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Page 373 - her lovely bofom too, heaving with fighs, and broken fobs, as if to aid her quivering lips, in pleading for her—In this manner, but when her grief gave way to her fpeech, in words pronounced with that emphatical propriety, which diftinguifhes this admirable creature in her elocution from all the women I ever heard fpeak; did
Page 10 - May 2. Without flaying for the promifed Letter from you to inform us what the Lady fays of us, I write to tell you, That we are all of one opinion with regard to her; which is, that there is not of her age a finer woman in the world,, as to her.
Page 58 - heart defpifes it for it. Hence the application I am making to my Uncle : Hence it is, that I can fay, (I think truly) that I would atone for my fault at any rate,, even by the facrifice of a limb or two, if that would do. Adieu, my deareft
Page 330 - not in a fine way of being reconciled to her friends ? And was not the want of that Reconciliation the pretence for poftponing the Confummation. They again urge me, fince it is fo difficult to make Night my friend, to an attempt in the Day. They remind me, that the fituation- of their houfe is
Page 329 - it is always faid lawfully begotten too—As if a man could beget children unlawfully upon the body of his own Wife.—But thinkeft thou not that thefe arch rogues the Lawyers hereby intimate, that a man may have children by his Wife before marriage ?—This muft be what they mean. Why will
Page 65 - at a diftance, that I may have an opportunity to fee the fuccefs of the application to my Uncle, and to be at liberty to embrace any favourable overtures that may arife from it. Yet he has been very importunate, and twice brought Mr. Mennell from Mrs. Fretchville to talk about the
Page 37 - in obeying you in all I may. So I ought to have ; for you are the only friend left me. And moreover, you generally honour me with your own obfervance of the advice I take the liberty to offer you : ' For I pretend to fay, I give better advice than I have taken.
Page 5 - not chufe an intimacy with her. She thought it was a hardfhip to be put upon fuch a difficulty, as (he was put upon the preceding night, when there were lodgers in the front-houfe, whom they had reafon to be freer with, than, upon fo fhort an acquaintance, with her.
Page 296 - has been in cultivating my paternal Eftate. I love a brave man, Mr. Lovelace, as well as ever I did in my life. But let me tell you, Sir, that when you come to my time of life, you will be of opinion, that there is not
Page 32 - to have an exception made in his favour ; for he is really a man of parts and learning: He was efteemed fo both here and at Rome ; and a fine perfon, and a generous turn of mind, gave him great advantages. But you need not be told, that a Libertine man of fenfe

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