Clarissa, ed. by E.S. Dallas, Volume 1

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Enaeas Sweetland Dallas
1868
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Pagina xiii - Thou didst swear to me upon a parcel-gilt goblet, sitting in my Dolphin-chamber, at the round table, by a sea-coal fire, upon Wednesday in Wheeson week, when the prince broke thy head for liking his father to a singingman of Windsor, thou didst swear to me then, as I was washing thy wound, to marry me and make me my lady thy wife.
Pagina v - 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...
Pagina xlvi - It requires a reader to be in some degree acquainted with the huge folios of inanity, over which our ancestors yawned themselves to sleep, ere he can estimate the delight they must have experienced from this unexpected return to truth and nature.
Pagina 108 - O there's music in the name, That soft'ning me to infant tenderness, Makes my heart spring like the first leaps of life...
Pagina 108 - Love various minds does variously inspire; It stirs in gentle bosoms gentle fire. Like that of incense on the altar laid : But raging flames tempestuous souls invade; A fire which every windy passion blows, With pride it mounts, or with revenge it glows.
Pagina 107 - I will not therefore sully my paper with them. But is it not a confounded thing to be in love with one, who is the daughter, the sister, the niece, of a family, I must eternally despise ? And, the devil of it, that love increasing with her — what shall I call it ? — 'Tis not scorn : — 'Tis not pride : — 'Tis not the insolence of an adored beauty : — But 'tis to virtue, it seems, that my difficulties are...
Pagina 57 - The man is a very confident, he is a very bold, staring man ! — Indeed, my dear, the man is very confident. He took the removed chair, and drew it so near mine, squatting in it with his ugly weight, that he pressed upon my hoop. — I was so offended (all I had heard, as I said, in my head) that I removed to another chair. I own I had too little command of myself. It gave my brother and sister too much advantage. I dare say they took it. But I did it involuntarily, I think. I could not help it....
Pagina l - The delicious meal I made of Miss Byron on Sunday last, has given me an appetite for another slice of her, off from the spit, before she is served up to the public table ; if about five o'clock to-morrow afternoon will not be inconvenient, Mrs. Brown and I will come and piddle upon a bit more of her ; but pray let your whole family, with Mrs.
Pagina 108 - ... braved as I am braved, threatened as I am threatened, by those who are afraid to see me; and by this brutal brother, too, to whom I gave a life; [a life indeed not worth my taking!] had I not a greater pride in knowing that by means of his very spy upon me, I am playing him off as I please; cooling or inflaming his violent passions as may best suit my purposes...
Pagina xxx - ... tis as indecent to shew all we think, as all we have. He has no idea of the manners of high life : his old lord M. talks in the style of a country justice, and his virtuous young ladies -romp like the wenches round a may-pole. Such liberties as pass between Mr. Lovelace and his cousins, are not to be excused by the relation. I should have been much astonished if lord Denbigh should have offered to kiss me ; and I dare swear lord Trentham never attempted such an impertinence to you.

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