The History of Clarissa Harlowe: In a Series of Letters, Volume 3

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J. Carpenter and William Miller, 1811 - English fiction
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Page 378 - His tongue Dropt manna, and could make the worse appear The better reason...
Page 256 - She loved me too well to hare appeared against me ; she refused to sign a a paper they had drawn up for her, to found a prosecution upon; and the brutal creatures would not permit the midwife's assistance, till her life was in danger ; and, I believe, to this her death was owing. I went into mourning for her, though abroad at the time. A distinction I have ever paid to those worthy creatures who died in childbed by me.
Page 157 - I am strangely at a loss what to think of this man. He is a perfect Proteus. I can but write according to the shape he assumes at the time. Don't think me the changeable person, I beseech you, if in one letter I contradict what I wrote in another; nay, if I seem to contradict what I said in the same letter; for he is a perfect chameleon...
Page 95 - An innocent person, if doubted, must wish to be brought to a fair and candid trial.
Page 30 - Her emolions were more sweetly feminine, after the first moments ; for thpn the fire of her starry eyes began to sink into a less dazzling languor. She trembled : nor knew she how to support the agitations of a heart she had never found so ungovernable.
Page 318 - The wise and active conquer difficulties, By daring to attempt them. Sloth and folly Shiver and shrink at sight of toil and hazard, And make th

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