Pamela: Or, Virtue Rewarded. In a Series of Familiar Letters from a Beautiful Young Damsel to Her Parents. ... By Mr. Samuel Richardson. In Four Volumes

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Harrison and Company, 1786 - 634 pages

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Page ix - I have done nothing but read it to others, and hear others again read it, to me, ever since it came into my Hands; and I find I am likely to do nothing else, for I know not how long yet to come: because, if I lay the Book down, it comes after me.
Page 593 - ... again, and restored him to his former credit. If this were constantly observed, I guess there would be little need of blows or chiding : their own ease and satisfaction would quickly teach children to court commendation, and avoid doing that, which they found every body condemned, and they were sure to suffer for, without being chid or beaten. This would teach them modesty and shame ; and they would quickly come to have a natural abhorrence for that, which they found made them slighted and neglected...
Page 577 - I say not this, that I would have children kept from the conveniences or pleasures of life that are not injurious to their health or virtue. On the contrary, I would have their lives made as pleasant and as agreeable to them as may be, in a plentiful enjoyment of whatsoever might innocently delight them...
Page 595 - of a die, and the remaining eighteen consonants on the sides ' of three other dice, has made this a play for his children, that ' he shall win, who at one cast throws most words on these four ' dice ; whereby his eldest son, yet in coats, has played himself ' into spelling with great eagerness, and without once having ' been chid for it, or forced to it.
Page 580 - I am sure, he who is able to be at the charge of a tutor at home, may there give his son a more genteel carriage, more manly thoughts, and a sense of what is worthy and becoming, with a greater proficiency in learning into the bargain, and ripen him up sooner into a man, than any at school can do.
Page 580 - These he should be able to show to his pupil, as he finds him capable; teach him skill in men, and their manners; pull off the mask which their several callings and pretences cover them with; and make his pupil discern what lies at the bottom, under such appearances; that he may not, as unexperienced young men are apt to do, if they are unwarned, take one thing for another, judge by the outside, and give himself up to show, and the insinuation of a fair carriage, or an obliging application.

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