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LETTER 403: MISS CLARISSA HARLOWE, TO JOHN HARLOWE, ESQ

Thursday, Aug. 10.  Honoured Sir, It was an act of charity I begged: Only for a last blessing, that I might die in peace. I ask not to be received again, as my severe sister (Oh! that I had not written to her!) … Continue reading

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LETTER 402: MR JOHN HARLOWE, TO MISS CLARISSA HARLOWE

Monday, Aug. 7.   Poor ungrateful, naughty Kinswoman, Your mother neither caring, nor being permitted, to write, I am desired to set pen to paper, tho’ I had resolved against it.   And so I am to tell you, that your letters, joined … Continue reading

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LETTER 379: MISS CLARISSA HARLOWE TO MISS HOWE

Sunday, July 30.  You have given me great pleasure, my dearest friend, by your approbation of my reasonings, and of my resolution founded upon them, never to have Mr. Lovelace. This approbation is so right a thing, give me leave to say, from … Continue reading

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LETTER 378: MISS ARABELLA HARLOWE TO MISS CLARISSA HARLOWE

Thursday, July 27.  O my unhappy lost Sister ! What a miserable hand have you made of your romantic and giddy expedition! —I pity you at my heart. You may well grieve and repent! —Lovelace has left you! —In what way or circumstances, you … Continue reading

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LETTER 13: MISS CLARISSA HARLOWE, TO MISS HOWE

Wednesday, March 1 I now take up my pen to lay before you the inducements and motive which my friends have to espouse so earnestly the address of this Mr. Solmes.   In order to set this matter in a … Continue reading

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