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CLARISSA. The Right of Translation is reserved.

BRADBURY, EVAN3, AND CO., POINTERS, WHITEFRIARS. By SAMUEL RICHARDSON

Edited By E. S. DALLAS

"The prolixity of Richardson, which, to our giddy
paced time, is the greatest fault of his writing, was
not such a fault to his contemporaries. But a modern
reader may be permitted to wish that Clarissa had
been a good deal abridged at the beginning."

Sir Walter Scott's Memoir of Richardson.

TINSLEY BROTHERS, i8, CATHERINE ST., STRAND

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AUTHOR OF THE GAV SCIENCE

VOL. II

LONDON

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\ MR. BELFORD, TO ROBERT LOVELACE, ESQ.

j Friday, April 21.

flHOU, Lovelace, hast 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 Vol. n. B

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