Daily Archives: April 13, 1732

LETTER 107: CLARISSA HARLOWE, TO MISS HOWE

Thursday Night, April 13. I always lov’d writing, and my unhappy situation gives me now enough of it; and you, I fear, too much. —I have had another very warm debate with Mr. Lovelace. It brought on the subject, which … Continue reading

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LETTER 101: MISS CLARISSA HARLOWE TO MISS HOWE

LETTER VIII. Miss Clarissa Harlowe, to Miss Howe . Thursday, P. M. April 13. I am infinitely concerned, my ever-dear and everkind friend, that I am the sad occasion of the displeasure between your mamma and you. —How many unhappy persons have I made!— Had … Continue reading

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LETTER 108: MR LOVELACE, TO JOHN BELFORD

What can be done with a woman who is above flattery, and despises all praise but that which flows from the approbation of her own heart?   But why will this admirable creature urge her destiny? Why will she defy … Continue reading

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LETTER 110: MR. LOVELACE TO JOHN BELFORD, ESQ.

(In continuation) But is it not the divine Clarissa (Harlowe let me not say; my soul spurns them all but her) whom I am thus by implication threatening? —If virtue be the true nobility, how is she ennobled, and how would an … Continue reading

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LETTER 109: MR LOVELACE, TO JOHN BELFORD

And do I not see that I shall need nothing but patience, in order to have all power with me? For what shall we say, if all these complaints of a character wounded; these declarations of increasing regrets for meeting … Continue reading

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