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LETTER 419: MR. BELFORD TO ROBERT LOVELACE, ESQ.

Tuesday, Aug. 22.  I have been under such concern for the poor man, whose exit I almost hourly expect, and at the shocking scenes his illness, and his agonies exhibit; that I have been only able to make memoranda of the … Continue reading

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LETTER 350: MR.LOVELACE TO JOHN BELFORD ESQ

Sat. July 22. What dost hate me for, Belford? —And why more and more? —Have I been guilty of any offence thou knewest not before? —If pathos can move such a heart as thine, can it alter facts? —Did I … Continue reading

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LETTER 259: MR LOVELACE, TO JOHN BELFORD

Thursday, June 15. Let me alone, you great dog, you! —Let me alone!—have I heard a lesser boy, his coward arms held over his head and face, say to a bigger, who was pummeling him, for having run away with … Continue reading

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LETTER 225: MR. LOVELACE, TO JOHN BELFORD, ESQ

Thursday morning, Five o’clock (June 8.)  Now is my reformation secur’d; for I never shall love any other woman! —O she is all variety! She must be ever new to me! — Imagination cannot form; much less can the pencil paint; nor can the … Continue reading

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LETTER 209:MR LOVELACE, TO JOHN BELFORD

Mr. Lovelace, To John Belford, Esq;  If, Belford, thou likest not my plot upon Miss Howe, I have three or four more as good in my own opinion; better, perhaps, they will be in thine: And so ’tis but getting loose from thy present engagement, … Continue reading

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