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her to the utmost. The honour of the whole sex

He writes by her consent to his friend Doleman,

concerned in the issue of her trial. Matrimony, to procure lodgings for her in town,

he sees, is in his power, now she is,

36 XXXIV. Lovelace to Belford-Glories in his

XVIII. Miss How to Clarissa.--Will not obey contrivances. Gives an advantageous descrip-
her mother in her prohibition of their corre-

tion of Clarissa's behaviour. Exults on her

spondence : and why. Is charmed with her mentioning London. None but impudent girls,

spirit,

42 he says, should run away with a man. His far-

XIX. Clarissa to Miss Howe.-Knows not what ther views, plots, and designs,

68
she can do with Lovelace. He may thank him- XXXV. Miss Howe to Clarissa.Humorously
self for the trouble he has had on her account.

touches on her reproofs in relation to Hickman.

Did she ever, she asks, make him any promises ? Observations on smooth love. Lord M.'s family

Did she ever receive him as a lover ?

43 greatly admire her. Approves of her spirited

XX. XXI. From the same. She calls upon treatment of Lovelace, and of her going to Lon-

Lovelace to give her a faithful account of the don. Hints at the narrowness of her own mother.

noise and voices she heard at the garden-door, Advises her to keep fair with Lovelace, 71

which frightened her away with him. His con- XXXVI. XXXVII. Clarissa to Miss Howe.

fession, and daring hints in relation to Solmes, Wonders not that her brother has weight to

and her brother, and Betty Barnes. She is ter- make her father irreconcilable. Copy of Mr

rified,

44 Doleman's answer about London lodgings. Her

XXII.' Lovelace to Belford.-Rejoices in the stu- caution in her choice of them. Lovelace has

pidity of the Harlowes. Exults in his capaciiy given her five guineas for Hannah. Other in-

for mischief. The condescensions to which he stances of his considerateness. Not displeased

intends to bring the lady. Libertine observations with her present prospects,

73

to the disadvantage of women; which may serve XXXVIII. Lovclace to Belford.—Explains what
as cautions to the sex, .

48 is meant by Doleman's answer about the lod.
XXIII. Clarissa to Miss Howl.A conversation gings. Makes Belford object to his schene,
with Mr Lovelace wholly agreeable. His pro-

that he may answer the objections. Exults.

mises of reformation. She remembers, to his Swells. Despises everybody. Importance of

advantage, his generosity to his Rosebud and the minutiæ. More of his arts, views, and con-

his tenants. Writes to her aunt Harvey, 49 trivances,

75

XXIV. XXV. Lovelace to Belford.- His ac- XXXIX.' Miss Ilowc to Clarissa.-Acquaints

knowledged vanity. Accounts for his plausible her with a scheme formed by her brother and
behaviour, and specious proinises and proposals. Captain Singleton to carry her off. Hickman's
Apprehensive of the correspondence between silent charities. She despises all his sex, as well
Miss Howe and Clarissa. Loves to plague him as him. Il terms on which her own father and
with out-of-the-way words and phrases, . 52 mother lived. Extols Clarissa for her domestic

XXVI. Miss Howe to Clarissa.—How to judge good qualities. Particulars of a great contest

of Lovelace's suspicious proposals and promises. with her mother, on their correspondence. Has

Hickman devoted to their service. Yet she treats been slapt by her. Observations on managing

him with ridicule,

55 wives,

76

XXVII. Clarissa to Miss Howe._Lovelace com- xĽ. XlI. xlii. Clarissa to driss lloroe-A

plains, she hears, to Mrs Greme, of her adhering strong remonstrance on her behaviour to her

to her injunctions. What means he by it, she mother ; in which she lays down the duty of

asks, yet forego such opportunities as he had ? children. Accuses her of want of generosity to

She is punished for her vanity in hoping to be Hickman. Farther excuses herself on declining

an example. Blames Miss Howę for her beha- to accept of her money offers. Proposes a condi.

viour to Hickman,

56 tion on which Mrs Howe may see all they write, 80

XXVIII. Clarissá to Miss Home. Warm dia. XLIII. Miss How to Clarissa.—Her mother

logues with Lovelace. She is displeased with rejects the proposed condition. Miss Howe takes

him for his affectedly-bashful hints of matri- thankfully her reprehensions : but will continue

mony. Mutual recriminations. He looks upon the correspondence. Some excuses for herself.

her as his, she says, by a strange sort of obliga- Humorous story of game-chickens,

84

tion, for having run away with her against her XLIV. Clarissa to Miss Howe.--Lovelace com-
will. Yet but touches on the edges of matri- municates her brother and Singleton's project;
mony neither. She is sick of herself,

57 but treats it with seeming contempt. She asks

XXIX. From the same.-Mr Lovelace a perfect his advice what to do upen it. This brings on

Proteus. He now applauds her for that treat- an offer of marriage from him. How it went oft, 85

ment of him which before he had resented ; and XLV. Lovelace to Belford.He confesses his

communicates to her two letters, one from Lady artful intentions in the offer of marriage : yet

Betty Lawrence, the other from Miss Montague. had like, he says, to have been caught in his

She wonders that he did not produce those let-

own snares,

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ters before, as he must know they would be XLVI. Joseph Leman to Mr Lovelace.-With
highly acceptable to her,

61 intelligence of a design formed against him by

XXX. XXX1. XXXII. xxxiii. From the the Harlowes. Joseph's vile hypocrisy and self-

same. The contents of the letters from Lady ishness,

89

Betty and Miss Montague put Clarissa in good XLVII. Lovelace. In answe

swer.–Story of Miss
humour with Mr Lovelace. He hints at mar-

Betterton. Boast of his treatment to his mis-
riage; but pretends to be afraid of pursuing the tresses. The artful use he makes of Joseph's

hint. She is carnest with him to leave her; and intelligence,

91

why. He applauds her reasonings. Her serious XLVIII. Clarissa to her aunt Hervey.-Com-

questions, and his ludicrous answers. He makes plains of her silence. Hints at her not having

different proposals. He offers to bring Mrs Nor- designed to go away with Lovelace. She will

ton to her. She is ready to blame herself for her open her whole heart to her, if she encourage

doubts of him; but gives reasons for her caution. her so to do, by the hopes of a reconciliation, . 94

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XLIX. Miss How to Clarissa. Observations cas's character. He has two great points to car-
on Lovelace's meanness, pride, and revenge. ry. What they are,

110

Politeness not to be expected from him. She LXII. Clarissa to Miss Howe.-Likes her lod-

raves at him for the artful manner in which he gings; but not greatly the widow. Chides Miss

urges Clarissa to marry him. Advises her how Howe for her rash, though friendly vow. Cata.

to act in her present situation,

94 logue of good books she finds in her closet. Ut-

L. Beford to Lovelace.--Becomes a warm advo- terly dissatisfied with him for giving out to the

cate for the lady. Gives many instructive reasons women below that they were privately married.

to enforce his arguments in her favour,

96 Has a strong debate with him on this subject.

LI. Mrs Hervey to Clarissa.—A severe and cruel He offers matrimony to her, but in such a man-

letter in answer to hers, Letter XLVIII. It was ner that she could not close with his offer. Her

not designed, she says, absolutely to force her to caution as to doors, windows, and seals of letters, 112

marry to her dislike,

98 LXIII. Miss Howe to Clarissa.—Her expedient

LII. Clarissa to Miss Howe. Her deep regret, to correspond with each other every day. Is

on this intelligence, for having met Lovelace. glad she had thoughts of martying him had he

The finer sensibilities make not happy. Her repeated his offer. Wonders he did not,

fate too visibly in his power. He is unpolite, LXIV. Clarissa to Miss Howe.Breakfasts with

cruel, insolent, unwise, a trifler with his own him and the widow, and her two nieces. Obser-

happiness. Her reasons why she less likes bim rations upon their behavioạr and looks. He

than ever. Her soul his soul's superior. He makes a inerit of leaving her, and hopes, ON

fortitude. Her prayer,

100 HIS RETURN, that she will name his happy

LIII. LIV. From the same.-Nowindeed is her day. She is willing to make the best construc-
heart broken, she says. A solemn curse laid upon

tions in his favour,

116

her by her father. Her sister's barbarous letters In his next letter (extracts from which are only

on the occasion,

101

given), he triumphs on the points he has carried.

LV. Mixs Howe to Clarissa.-Å letter full of Stimulated by the women, he resumes his reso-

generous consolation and advice. Her friendly lution to try her to the utmost, .

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vow. Sends her fifty guineas in the leaves of a LXV. Clarissa to Miss Howe.-Lovelace returns

Norris's miscellanies,

102 the next day. She thinks herself meanly treat-

LVI. Clarissa to Miss Howe-A faithful friend ed, and is angry. He again urges marriage; but

the medicine of life. She is just setting out for before she can return an answer makes another

London. Lovelace has offered marriage to her proposal ; , yet she suspects not that he means a

in so unreserved a manner, that she wishes she studied delay. He is in treaty for Mrs Pretch-

had never written with diffidence of him. Is ville's house. Description of it. An inviting

sorry it was not in her power to comply with his opportunity offers for him to propose matrimony

camest solicitations. Returns her Norris : and to her. She wonders he let it slip. He is very

wby, .

104 urgent for her company at a collation he is to

LVII. LVIII. Miss How to Clarissa. Sorry give to four of his select friends, and Miss Part-

she has returned her Norris. Wishes she had ington. He gives an account who Miss Part-
accepted of Lovelace's unreserved offer of mar- ington is,

120.

riage. Believes herself to have a sneaking kind- In Mr Lovelace’s next letter he invites Belford,

ness for Hickman: and why. She blames Mrs Mowbray, Belton, and Tourville, to his colla-

105 tion. His humourous instructions for their be-

In answer to Letter vii. Clarissa states the dif. haviour before the lady. Has two views in get-
ference in the characters of Mr Lovelace and ting her into their company.
Mr Hickman; and tells her, that her motives LXVI. Loveluce to Belford.-Has been at church
for suspending marriage were not merely cere- with Clarissa. The Sabbath a charming insti.
monious ones. Regrets Mrs Howe's forbidding tution. The text startles him. Nathan the pro-
the correspondence between them. Her dutiful phet he calls a good ingenious fellow. She likes
apology for her own mother. Lesson to chil-

the women better than she did at first. She re-

dren.

luctantly consents to honour his collation with

LIX. Lovelace to Belford.Thinks he shall be her presence. Longs to have their opinions of

inevitably manacled at last. The lady's extreme his fair prize. Describes her to great advantage, 124

illness. Her filial piety gives her dreadful faith LXVII. Clarissa to Miss Howe.-She praises

in a father's curses. She lets not Miss Howe his good behaviour at St Paul's. Is prevailed

know how very ill she was. His vows of mar-

on to dine with Mrs Sinclair and her nieces. Is

riage bring her back to life. Absolutely in ear- better pleased with them than she thought she

nest in those vows. {The only time he was so.)

should be. Blames herself for her readiness to

He can now talk of love and marriage with- censure, where reputation is concerned. Her

out check. Descants upon Belford's letter, charitable allowances on this head. This day

No. L..

107 an agreeable day. Interprets everything she can

LX. From the same. Is setting out for London. fairly interpret in Mr Lovelace's favour. She

A struggle with his heart. Owns it to be a vil. could prefer him to all the men she ever knew,

lain of a heart. A fit of strong, but transitory if he would always be what he had been that

remorse. If he do marry, he doubts he shasi day. Is determined, however, to be governed

have a vapourish wife. Thinks it would be bet- in her affections, as much as possible, by true

for both not to marry. His libertine reasons. merit, and by deeds. Dates again, and is of-

Lessons to the sex,

109 fended at Miss Partington's being introduced to

LXI. From the same. They arrive at Mrs Sin- her, and at his making her yield to be present
clair's. Sally Martin and Polly Horton set at his intended collation, ·

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upon him. He wavers in his good purposes. LXVIII. From the same.- Disgusted with her

Dorcas Wykes proposed, and reluctantly accept- evening. Characterizes his four companions.

ed for a servani, till Hannah can come.

Dor-

Likes not Miss Partington's behaviour, 127

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LXIX. Clarissa to Miss How-An attempt to precautions.. Women's pockets ballast-bags.

induce her to admit Miss Partington to a share Mrs Sinclair's wardrobe. Good order observed

in her bed for that night. She refuses. Her in her house. The lady's caution, he says, war-

reasons. Is highly dissatisfied,

. 130 rants his contrivances.

LXX. From the same. Has received an angry LXXXII. Lovelace to Belford.-Will write a

letter from Mrs Howe, forbidding her to corre- play. The title of it, The Quarrelsome Lovers.
spond with her daughter. She advises compli- Perseverance his glory ; patience his hand-maid.
ance, though against herself; and, to induce Attempts to get a letter the lady had dropt as
her to it, makes the best

of her present prospects, 131 she sat. Her high indignation upon it. Far-
LXXI. Miss Howe. In answer. Flames out ther plots. Paul Wheatly who, and for what

upon this step of her mother. Insists upon con- employed. Sally Martin's reproaches. Has
tinuing the correspondence. Her menaces if overplotted himself. Human nature a well-
Clarissa write not. Raves against Lovelace.

148
But blames her for not obliging Miss Parting- LXXXIII. Clarissa to Miss Horoc.--Acquaints
ton ; and why. Advises her to think of settle- her with their present quarrel. Finds it impru-
ments. Likes Lovelace's proposal of Mrs dent to stay with him. Re-urges the applica-
Fretchville's house,

ib. tion to her uncle. Cautions her sex with regard

LXXII. Clarissa. In reply.-Terrified at her to the danger of being misled by the eye, 151

menaces, she promises to continue writing. Be- LXXXIV. Miss Howe. In answer.-Approves

seeches her to learn to subdue her passions. Has of her leaving Lovelace. New stories of his

just received her clothes,

132 wickedness. Will have her uncle sounded.

LXXIII. Mr Hickman to Clarissa.--Miss Comforts her. How much her case differs from

Howe, he tells her, is uneasy for the vexation that of any other female fugitive. She will be
she has given her. If she will write on as before, an example, as well as a warning. A picture of
Miss Howe will not think of doing what she is Clarissa's happiness before she knew Lovelace.
so apprehensive of. He offers her his most Brief sketches of her exalted character. Adver-
faithful services, .

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sity her shining time,

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LXXIV. LXXV. Lovelace io Belford. --Tells LXXXV. Clarissa. In reply. Has a contest

him how much the lady dislikes the confrater- with Lovelace about going to church. He

nity ; Belford as well as the rest. Has had a obliges her again to accept of his company to St

warm debate with her in her behalf. Looks

Paul's,

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upon her refusing a share in her bed to Miss LXXXVI. Miss Howe to Mrs Norton.-Desi-

Partington as suspecting and defying him. ring her to try to dispose Mrs Harlowe to for-

Threatens her. Savagely glories in her grief, ward a reconciliation,. .

155

on receiving Mrs Howe's prohibitory letter ; LXXXVII. Mrs Norton. In answer,

156

which appears to be instigated by himself, ib. LXXXVIII. Miss Howe. In reply,

ib.
LXXVI. Belford to Lovclacc. His and his com- LXXXIX. Mrs Harlowe's pathetic letter to
peers' high admiration of Clarissa. They all Mrs Norton,

ib.
join to entreat him to do her justice,

135 XC. Miss Howe to Clarissa.-Fruitless issue of
LXXVII. LXXVIII. Lovelace. In answer.- Mr Hickman's application to her uncle. Ad.

Endeavours to palliate his purposes by familiar vises her how to proceed with, and what to say
instances of cruelty to birds, &c. Farther cha- to, Lovelace. Endeavours to account for his
racteristic reasonings in support of his wicked teazing ways. Who knows, she says, but her
designs. The passive condition to which he dear friend was permitted to swerve, in order to
wants to bring the lady,

136

bring about his reformation. Informs her of her

LXXIX. Belford. In reply. Still warmly ar, uncle Antony's intended address to her mother, 158

gues in behalf of the lady. Is obliged to attend XCI. Clarissa to Miss Howe.-Hard fate to bé

a dying uncle ; and entreats him to write from thrown upon an ungenerous and cruel man.
time to time an account of all his proceedings, 140 Reasons why she cannot proceed with Mr Love-

LXXX. Clarissa to Miss Howe.-_Lovelace, she lace as she advises. Affecting apostrophe to

says, complains of the reserves he gives occasion Lovelace,

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for. His pride a dirty low pride, which has XCII. From the same. Interesting conversation

eaten up his prudence. He is sunk in her opi. with Lovelace. He frightens her. He men-

nion. An afflicting letter sent her from her tions settlements. Her modest encouragements

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141 of him. He evades. True generosity what. She
Encloses the letter. In which her cousin (swayed requires his proposals of settlements in writing.

by the representation of her brother) pleads in Examines herself on her whole conduct to Love-
behalf of Solmes, and the family views; and lace. Maidenly niceness not her motive for the
sets before her, in strong and just lights, the distance she has kept him at. What his. In-
character of a libertine.

vites her correction if she deceives herself, 162
Her heavy reflections upon the contents. Her ge- XCIII. From the same.With Mr Lovelace's
nerous prayer.

written proposals. Her observations on the cold

LXXXI. Clarissa to Miss Howc.--He presses conclusion of them. He knows not what every

her to go abroad with him ; yet mentions not wise man knows, of the prudence and delicacy

the ceremony that should give propriety to his required in a wife,

165

urgency. Cannot bear the life she lives. Wishes XCIV. From the same.Mr Lovelace presses for
her uncle Harlowe to be sounded by Mr Hick-

the day ; yet makes a proposal which must ne.

man, as to a reconciliation. Memnell introdu- cessarily occasion a delay. Her unreserved and

ced to her. Will not take another step with pathetic answer to it. He is affected by it. She

Lovelace till she know the success of the propo- rejoices that he is penetrable. He presses for

sed application to her uncle,

145 her instant resolution ; but at the same time in.

Substance of two letters from Lovelace to Bel. sinuates delay. Seeing her displeased, he urges

ford ; in which he tells him who Memnell is, and for the morrow; but, before she can answer,
gives an account of many new contrivances and gives her the alternative of other days. Yet,

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wanting to reward himself, as if he had obliged CIV. From the same..Her account of Antony

her, she repulses him on a liberty he would Harlowe's address to her mother, and of what

have taken. He is enraged. Her 'melancholy passed on her mother's communicating it to her.

reflections on her future prospects with such a Copy of Mrs Howe's answer to his letter, . 185

man. The moral she deduces from her story. cy. Cvi. Lovelace to Belford.—Comes at several
(A note, defending her conduct from the cen- letters of Miss Howe. He is now more assured
sure which passed upon her as over nice,) . 166 of Clarissa than ever ; and why. Sparkling eyes,
Extracts from four of his letters ; in which he what they indicate. She keeps him at distance.

glories in his cruelty, Hardheartedness he owns Repeated instigations from the women. Ac-
to be an essential of the libertine character. En. count of the letters he has come at. All rage

joys the confusion of a fine woman. His apos- and revenge upon the contents of them. Mena-

trophe to virtue. Ashamed of being visibly af- ces Hickman.“ Wishes Miss Howe had come

fected. Enraged against her for repulsing him. up to town, as she threatened,

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Will steel his own heart, that he may cut CVII. Clarissa to Miss Howe. Is terrified by
through a rock of ice to hers. The women him. Disclaims prudery. Begs of Miss Howe
afresh instigate him to attempt her virtue.

to perfect her scheme, that she

may leave him.
XCV. Miss" Howe to Clarissa.--Is enraged at She thinks her temper changed for the worse.

his delays. Will think of some scheme to get Trembles to look back upon his encroachments.
her out of his hands. Has no notion that he can Is afraid, on the close self-examination which
or dare to mean her dishonour. Women do not her calanıities have caused her to make, that

naturally hate such men as Lovelace, . . . 170 even in the best actions of her past life she has

XCVI. Belford to Lovelace. Warmly espouses not been quite free from secret pride, &c. Tears

the lady's cause. Nothing but vanity and non- almost in two the answer she had written to his

sense in the wild pursuits of libertines. For his proposals. Intends to go out next day, and not
own sake, for his family's sake, and for the sake to return. Her farther intentions,

196

of common humanity, he beseeches him to do CVIII. Lovelace to Belford.-Meets the lady at
the lady justice,

171 breakfast. Flings the tea-cup and saucer over
XCVII. Lord M. to Mr Belford.-A proverbiai his head. The occasion. Alarms and terrifies
letter in the lady's favour,

172 her by his free address. Romping, the use of it
XCVIII. Lovelace to Belford.He ludicrously to a lover. Will try if she will not yield to

turns Belford's arguments against him. Re- nightly surprises. Á lion-hearted lady where
sistance inflames him. Why the gallant is pre- her honour is concerned. Must have recourse
ferred to the husband. Gives a piece of advice to his master-strokes. Fable of the sun and
to married women. Substance of his letter to north wind. Mrs Fretchville's house an embar.
Lord M., desiring him to give the lady to him

He gives that pretended lady the small.
in person. His view in this letter. Ridicules pox. Other contrivances in his head to bring
Lord M. for his proverbs. Ludicrous advice to Clarissa back, if she should get away. Miss
Belford in relation to his dying uncle. What Howe's scheme of Mrs Townsend is, he says, a
physicians should do when a patient is given sword hanging over his head. He must change
over,

174 his measures to render it abortive. He is of the
XCIX. Belford to Lovelace.--Sets forth the folly, true lady-make. What that is. Another con-

the inconvenience, the impolicy of KEEPING, versation between them. Her apostrophe to
and the preference of MARRIAGE, upon the foot her father. He is temporally moved. Dorcas
of their own principles, as libertincs,

176 gives him notice of a paper she has come at,

C. Loclace to Belford.—Affects to mistake the in- and is transcribing. In order to detain the lady,

tention of Belford's letter, and thanks him for he presses for the day. Miss Howe he fancies

approving his present scheme. The seduction in love with him ; and why. He sees Clarissa

progress is more delightful to him, he says, does not hate him,

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than the crowning act, .

179 CIX. From the same.-Copy of the transcribed

CI. From the same. Aú extremely happy at pre- paper. It proves to be her torn answer to his

sent. Contrives a conversation for the lady to proposals. Meekness the glory of a woman.

overhear. Platonic love, how it generally ends. Ludicrous image of a termagant wife. He had

Will get her to a play ; likes not tragedies. Has better never to have seen this paper. Has very

too much feeling. Why men of his cast prefer strong remorses. Paints them in lively colours.

comedy to tragedy. The nymphs, and Mrs Sin. Sets forth the lady's transcendant virtue, and

clair, and all their acquaintance, of the same greatness of mind. Surprised into these argu-

mind. Other artifices of his. Could he have ments in her favour by his conscience. Puts it

been admitted in her hours of dishabille and to flight,

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heedlessness, he had been long ago master of cx. From the same..

re.Memnell scruples to aid

his wishes. His view in getting her to a play ; him farther in his designs. Vapourish people
a play, and a collation afterwards, greatly be- the physical tribe's milch-cows. Advice to the
friends a lover's designs, and why. She consents faculty. Has done with his project about Mrs
to go with him to see the tragedy of Venice Pre- Fretchville's house. The lady suspects him. A
served,

ib. seasonable letter for him from his cousin Char.

CII. Clarissa to Miss Howe.—Gives the particu- lotte. Sends up the letter to the lady. She

lars of the overheard conversation. Thinks her writes to Miss Howe, upon perusing it, to sus-

prospects a little mended. Is willing to com- pend for the present her application to Mrs

pound for tolerable appearances, and to hope, Townsend, .

209

when reason for hope offers,

182 CXI. From the same. --An interview all placid

CIII. Miss How to Clarissa. Her scheme of and agreeable. Now is he in a train. All he

Mrs Townsend. Is not for encouraging deal- now waits for is a letter from Lord M. Inqui-

ers in prohibited goods; and why. Her humo- ries after their marriage by a stranger of good

rous treatment of Hickinan on consulting him appearance. The lady alarmed at them, 211

upon Lovelace's proposals of settlements, 183 | CXII. Lovelace to Belfordo-Curses his uncle for

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another proverbial letter he has sent him. Per- Again makes Belford object, in order to explain
mits the lady to see it. Nine women in ten that his designs by answering the objections. John
fall, fall, he says, through their own fault, . . 212 Harlowe a sly sinner. Hardhearted reasons for
CXIII. Lord M's characteristic letter,

ib. giving the lady a gleam of joy. Illustrated by
CXIV. Lovelace to Belford.-The lady now comes a story of two sovereigns at war,

237

to him at the first word. Triumphs in her sweet- Extracts from Clarissa's letter to Miss Howe. She

ness of temper, and on her patience with him. rejoices in her present agreeable prospects. At-

Puts his writings into Counsellor Williams's tributes much to Mr Hickman. Describes Cap-

hands, to prepare settlements. Shall now be tain Tomlinson. Gives a character of Lovelace,

doubly armed. Boasts of his contrivance in [ which is necessary to be attended to; especial-

petto. Brings patterns to her. Proposes jewels. ly by those who have thought favourably of him

Admires her for her prudence with regard to for some of his liberal actions, and hardly of her

what he puts her upon doing for her Norton. for the distance she at first kept him at.)

What his wife must do and be. She declincs a CXXV. Lovelace to Belford._Letter from Lord

public wedding. Her dutiful reasons. She is M. His farther arts and precautions. His hap-

willing to dispense with Lord M.'s presence. py day promised to be soon. His opinion of the

He writes to Lord M. accordingly,

214 clergy, and of going to church. She pities

Extract from a letter of Clarissa.—After giving everybody who wants pity. Loves everybody.

Miss Howe an account of the present favour- He owns he should be the happiest of men,
able appearances, she desires her to keep to her. could he get over his prejudices against matri-
self all such of the particulars which he has mony. Draughts of settlements. Ludicrously
communicated to her as may discredit Mr Love. accounts for the reason why she refuses to hear
lace.

them read to her. Law and gospel two different

CXV. Lovelace to Belford. His projected plot things. Sally flings her handkerchief in his face, 239

to revenge himself upon Miss Howe,

217 CXXVI. Lovelace to Belford.Has made the

CXVI. From the same...Fresh contrivances lady more than once look about her. She owns

crowd in upon him. He shall be very sick on that he is more than indifferent to her. Checks
the morrow ; and why. Women below imper- him with sweetness of temper for his encroach-
tinently reproachful. He will be no man's suc- ing freedoms. Her proof of true love. He ridi-

Will not take up with harlots. Histo- cules marriage purity. Severely reflects upon
ry of the French marquis,

220 public freedoms between men and their wives.
CXVII. From the same.-An agreeable airing Advantage he once made upon such an occasion.

with the lady. Delightfully easy she. Obse- Has been after a licence. Difficulty in procuring
quiously respectful he. Miss Howe's plot now one. Great faults and great virtues often in the
no longer his terror. Gives the particulars of same person. He is willing to believe that wo-
their agreeable conversation while abroad, 222 men have no souls. His whimsical reasons, 241

CXVIII. From the same.--An account of his CXXVII. From the sume.Almost despairs of

ipecacuanha plot. Instructs Dorcas how to act succeeding (as he had hoped) by love and gen-

surprise and terror. Monosyllables and trisyl- tleness. Praises her modesty. His encroaching

lables to what likened. Politeness lives not in freedoms resented by her. The woman, hc ob-

a storm. Proclamation criers. The lady now serves, who resents not initiatory freedoins, must

he sees loves him. Her generous tenderness for be lost. He reasons, in his free way, upon her

him. He has now credit for a new score. De- delicacy. Art of the eastern monarchs, 243

fies Mrs Townsend,

224 CXXVIII. From the same. A letter from Cap-

CXIX. Clarissa to Miss Howe.-Acknowledged tain Tomlinson makes all up. Her uncle Har.

tenderness for Lovelace. Love for a man of er- lowe's pretended proposal big with art and plau-

rors punishable, .

226 sible delusion. She acquiesces in it. He writes

CXX. Lovelace to Belford.–Suspicious inquiry to the pretended Tomlinson, on an affecting hint

after him and the lady by a servant in livery of hers, requesting that her uncle Harlowe would,

from one Captain Tomlinson. Her terrors on in person, give his niece to him, or permit Tom-

the occasion. His alarming management. She linson to be his proxy on the occasion. And now

resolves not to stir abroad. He exults upon her for a little mine, he says, which he has ready to

not being willing to leave him, .

227 spring,

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CXXI. CXXII. From the same.--Arrival of CXXIX. Delford to Lovelace.--Again earnestly

Captain Tomlinson, with a pretended commis- expostulates with him in the lady's favour. Re-
sion from Mr John Harlowe to set on foot a

members and applauds the part she bore in the
neral reconciliation, provided he can be convin- conversation at his collation. The frothy wit of
ced that they are actually married. Different libertines how despicable. Censures the folly,
conversations on this occasion. The lady insists the weakness, the grossness, the unpermanency
that the truth be told to Tomlinson. She car-

of sensual love. Calls some of his contrivances

ries her point though to the disappointment of trite, stale, and poor. Beseeches him to remove

one of his private views. He forms great hopes her from the vile house. How many dreadful

of success from the effects of his ipecacuanha stories could the horrid Sinclair tell the sex !

contrivance,

228 Serious retlections on the dying state of his

CXXIII. From the same.--He makes such a fair uncle,

246

representation to Tomlinson of the situation be- CXXX. Lovelace to Belford.--Cannot yet pro-

tween him and the lady, behaves so plausibly, cure a licence. Has secured a retreat, if not

and makes an overture so generous, that she is victory. Defends in anger the simplicity of his

all kindness and unreserve to him. Her affect- inventive contrivances. Enters upon his gene,

ing esultation on her amended prospects. His ral defence, compared with the principles and

unusual sensibility upon it. Reflections on the practice of other libertines. Heroes and warlike

good effects of education. Pride an excellent kings worse men than he. Epitome of his and

substitute to virtue,

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the lady's story after ten years' cohabitation.

CXXIV. From the same.- Who Tomlinson is. Caution to those who would censure him. Had

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