Samuel Richardson. [Selections] by S. Kaye-Smith

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Page 158 - And put it to the foil : but you, O you, So perfect, and so peerless, are created Of every creature's best.
Page 18 - An Apology for the Life of Mrs. Shamela Andrews. In which the many notorious Falsehoods and Misrepresentations of a Book called Pamela are exposed and refuted; and all the matchless Arts of that young Politician set in a true and just Light.
Page 49 - ... we fear — yes, my dear child, we fear — you should be too grateful, — and reward him with that jewel, your virtue, which no riches, nor favour, nor any thing in this life, can make up to you.
Page 5 - I thought the story, if written in an easy and natural manner, suitably to the simplicity of it, might possibly introduce a new species of writing, that might possibly turn young people into a course of reading different from the pomp and parade of romance-writing, and dismissing the improbable and marvellous, with which novels generally abound, might tend to...
Page 3 - Pamela: Or. Virtue Rewarded. In a Series of Familiar Letters from a beautiful Young Damsel, to her Parents. Now first published in order to cultivate the Principles of Virtue and Religion in the Minds of the Youth of both Sexes.
Page 356 - My dear girl, take the pen — I am too sentimental. The French only are proud of sentiments at this day ; the English cannot bear them : Story, story, story, is what they hunt after, whether sense or nonsense, probable or improbable.
Page 5 - Volume, for this Hint. I set about it, and in the Progress of it, writing two or three Letters to instruct handsome Girls, who were obliged to go out to Service as we phrase it, how to avoid the Snares that might be laid against their Virtue; the above Story recurred to my Thought: And hence sprung Pamela.
Page 261 - I do not like thee. Dr. Fell ; The reason why, I cannot tell— But 1 don't like thee, Dr.
Page 354 - those whom God hath joined together let no man put asunder...
Page 206 - I am so taken up with my preparation for this joyful and long-wished-for journey, that I cannot spare one moment for any other business, having several matters of the last importance to settle first. So, pray, Sir, don't disturb or interrupt me — I beseech you don't. You may possibly in time see me at my father's; at least if it be not your own fault.

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