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LETTER 469- OMITTED FROM ROSS EDITION

This letter does not appear in the Ross Edition of Clarissa, indicating that it was edited out of the manuscript by Richardson between publications of the first and third editions.  In Ross’ edition, there is a jump from Letter 467-470, … Continue reading

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LETTER 371: MR. LOVELACE TO JOHN BELFORD, ESQ.

But now I have cleared myself of any intentional levity on occasion of my beloved’s meditation; which, as thou observest, is finely suited to her case (that is to say, as she and you have drawn her case); I cannot help … Continue reading

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LETTER 314: MISS CLARISSA HARLOWE, TO ANNA HOWE

In the midst of these agreeablenesses, the coach came to the door. The pretended Lady Betty besought me to give them my company to their cousin Leeson’s I desired to be excused: Yet suspected nothing. She would not be denied. How … Continue reading

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LETTER 267: MR. LOVELACE, TO JOHN BELFORD, ESQ

Mr. Lovelace, To John Belford, Esq;.    There is certainly a good deal in the observation, That it costs a man ten times more pains to be wicked, than it would cost him to be good . What a confounded number of contrivances have I had recourse … Continue reading

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LETTER 265: MR. LOVELACE, TO JOHN BELFORD, ESQ

Mr. Lovelace, To John Belford, Esq.  I have this moment intelligence from Simon Parsons, one of Lord M.’s stewards, that his Lordship is very ill. Simon, who is my obsequious servant, in virtue of my presumptive heirship, gives me a hint in his letter, that … Continue reading

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