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BY SAMUEL RICHARDSON
EDITED BY E. S. DALLAS
AUTHOR OF THE GAY SCIENCE
“The prolixity of Richardson, which, to our giddy
Sir Walter Scott's Memoir of Richardson.
TINSLEY BROTHERS, 18, CATHERINE ST., STRAND
CL A R I S S A.
Part Second continued.—Her Flight
MR. BELFORD, TO ROBERT LOVELACE, ESQ.
Friday, April 21. HOU, Lovelace, bast been long the entertainer; I
the entertained. Nor have I been solicitous to
animadvert, as thou wentest along, upon thy inventions, and their tendency. For I believed, that with all thy airs, the unequalled perfections and fine qualities of this lady would always be her protection and security. But now, that I find, thou hast so far succeeded, as to induce her to come to town, and to choose her lodgings in a house, the people of which will too probably damp and suppress any honourable motions which may arise in my mind in her favour, I cannot help writing: and that professedly in her behalf.
Last time I was at M. Hall, thy noble uncle so earnestly pressed me to use my interest to persuade thee to enter the pale, and gave me so many family-reasons for it, that I could not help engaging myself heartily on his side of the question; and the rather, as I knew, that thy own intentions with regard to this fine woman, were then worthy of her. And of this I assured his lordship; who was half-afraid of