Works of Samuel Richardson: Pamela; or Virtue rewarded

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H. Sotheran, 1883 - English literature
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Page 359 - 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 xv - ... from the head; by chance lively; very lively it will be if he have hope of seeing a lady whom he loves and honours ; his eye always on the ladies ; if they have very large hoops, he looks down and supercilious, and as if he would be thought wise, but perhaps the sillier for that; as he approaches a lady his eye is never fixed first upon her face, but upon her feet, and...
Page 276 - He turned from me, and went into his closet, and shut the door. He. need not have done so; for I would not have gone nearer to him ! Surely I did not say so much, to incur all this displeasure.
Page liv - Clarissa." " Not read -Clarissa!'" he cried out. "If you have once thoroughly entered on - Clarissa ' and are infected by it, you can't leave it. When I was in India I passed one hot season at the hills, and there were the Governor-General, and the Secretary of Government, and the Commander-in-Chicf, and their wives. I had - Clarissa...
Page liv - When I was in India, I passed one hot season at the hills, and there were the governor-general, and the secretary of government, and the commander-in-chief, and their wives. I had Clarissa with me : and, as soon as they began to read, the whole station was in a passion of excitement about Miss Harlowe and her misfortunes, and her scoundrelly Lovelace ! The governor's wife seized the book, and the secretary waited for it, and the chief justice could not read it for tears...
Page 2 - He said, Well then, let me see how you are come on in your writing...
Page xvi - ... approaches a lady, his eye is never fixed first upon her face, but upon her feet, and thence he raises it up pretty quickly for a dull eye; and one would think (if we thought him at all worthy of observation) that from her air, and (the last beheld) her face, he sets her down in his mind as so...
Page xx - Goodness governed the world, if merit, innocence, and beauty were to be so destroyed : nay, (added he) my mind is so hurt with the thought of her being violated, that were I to see her in Heaven, sitting on the knees of the blessed Virgin, and crowned with glory, her sufferings would still make me feel horror, horror distilled.
Page xxiv - Poor Fielding! I could not help telling his sister, that I was equally surprised at, and concerned for his continued lowness. Had your brother, said I, been born in a stable, or been a runner at a sponging-house, we should have thought him a genius, and wished he had had the advantage of a liberal education, and of being admitted into good company...
Page xxii - Clarissa, (oh! the heavenly book!) I would have pray'd you to write the history of a manly Clarissa, but I had not courage enough at that time. I should have it no more to-day, as this is only my first English letter - but I have it! It may be, because I am now Klopstock's wife, (I believe you know my husband by Mr.

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