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of his treatment of the lady. His trial, as he calls it.--After
may serve as cautions and warnings to the sex.
Lovelace. Reasons for her advice.
not answering her letter. Re-urges her to marry Lovelace,
and instantly to put herself under Lady Betty's protection.
soul, writes to her to demand news of her beloved friend,
blackest of men.
selves a merit with him by this abominable insult.
ticulars of all that has happened to the lady.-Mr. Love-
tinued interest in his and their favour with Clarissa.
Insolent visits of the wicked women to her. Her unex-
scription of the horrid prison-room, and of the suffering
lady on her knees in one corner of it. Her great and move
ing behaviour. Breaks off, and sends away his letter, on
purpose to harass him by suspense,
abruption. Clarissa never suffered half what he suffers.
The lady returns to her lodgings at Smith's. Distinction
lace had desired.
endeavour from time to time to add to his remorse. In-
sists upon his promise not to molest the lady.
character of the people, and of the good widow Lovick.
of a letter to Miss Howe, dictated by the lady.
What passed on the occasion. Really believes, that she
himself for not timely exerting himself to save her.
single guinea to give him, she accepts of three from Mrs.
est apparel. . Her reasons.
Rallies him, with his usual gaiety, on several passages in
LXXIV. Miss Howe to Clarissa. Is shocked at receiving a
letter from her written by another hand. Tenderly con-
lord, had paid her a visit.
ed. In what particulars. Her mind begins to strength-
lovers. Their views must now be different.
a consuming mistress, as in Belton's case, dreadful things
bed. Will marry, and desert them all.
laces. Instances of the worthiness of Dr. H. and Mr.
Hickman. On what occasion. He endeavours to dis-
to behave with spirit.
formation. Ascribes the lady's ill health entirely to the
to rid Belton of his Thomasine and her cubs.
sister, to obtain a revocation of her father's malediction.
them the particulars of her life and misfortunes.
to the lady as her banker, and on his aspirations and
self, ridicules Belford on this subject.
Sharp letters that pass between Miss Howe and Arabel.
of the five foregoing letters.
letters for her to communicate to Miss Montague. Fur-
sions of her friendly love.
fusing Lovelace, Desires her to communicate extracts
from this letter to the ladies of his family.
bear treating her relations with freedom and asperity.
Her family, who were intending to favour her, incensed
LETTER I. '
MR. LOVELACE TO JOHN BELFORD, ESQ.
Tuesday morn. June 20. WELL, Jack, now are we upon another foot to. gether. This dear creature will not let me be good. She is now authorizing all my plots by her own example.
Thou must be partial in the highest degree, if now thou blamest me for resuming my former schemes, since in that case I shall but follow her clue. No forced construction of her actions do I make on this occasion, in order to justify a bad cause or a worse intention. A slight pretence indeed, served the wolf, when he had a mind to quarrel with the lamb; but this is not now my case.
For here (wouldst thou have thought it?] taking advantage of Dorcas's compassionate temper, and of some warm expressions, which the tender-hearted