Monthly Archives: March 1732

LETTER 71: MISS CLARISSA HARLOWE, TO MISS HOWE

Friday, Three o’Clock.  You incense, alarm, and terrify me, at the same time! Hasten, my dearest friend, hasten to me, what further intelligence you can gather about this vilest of men!   But never talk of innocence, of simplicity, and this … Continue reading

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LETTER 72: MISS HOWE, TO MISS CLARISSA HARLOWE

Friday Noon, March 31.   Justice obliges me to forward This after my last, on the wings of the wind, as I may say. —I really believe the man is innocent. Of this one accusation, I think, he must be … Continue reading

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LETTER 69: MISS CLARISSA HARLOWE, TO MISS HOWE

Friday, March 31.  You have very kindly accounted for your silence. People in misfortune are always in doubt. They are too apt to turn even unavoidable accidents into slights and neglects; especially in those whose favourable opinion they wish to preserve. … Continue reading

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Letter 65: MISS HOWE TO MISS CLARISSA HARLOWE

  Thursday morning, daybreak, March 30   AN accident has occasioned my remissness, as, till you know it, you may justly think my silence.   My mamma was sent for on Sunday night, with the utmost earnestness, by her cousin … Continue reading

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LETTER 70: MISS HOWE, TO MISS CLARISSA HARLOWE

Thursday Night, March 30.   The fruits of my inquiry after your abominable wretch’s behaviour and baseness, at the paltry ale-house, which he calls an inn; prepare to hear.   Wrens and Sparrows are not too ignoble a quarry for this … Continue reading

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