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" ... letters ; nor did any one of them ever know that I was the secretary to the others. I have been directed to chide, and even repulse, when an offence was either taken or given, at the very time that the heart of the chider or repulser was open before... "
Lives of the novelists - Page 6
by sir Walter Scott (bart.) - 1825
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Samuel Richardson: Minute Particulars Within the Large Design

Marijke Rudnik-Smalbraak - Literary Criticism - 1983 - 291 pages
...heart: I have been directed to chide, and even repulse, when an Of fence was either taken or given, at the very time that the Heart of the Chider or Repulser...Word, or that Expression, to be softened or changed. Their true feelings visible to young Richardson only, inspired as it were by hope and fear, the three...
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Richardson's 'Clarissa' and the Eighteenth-Century Reader

Tom Keymer - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 296 pages
...simple transcriptions of the heart. 'I have been directed to chide, and even repulse', he writes, '. . . at the very time that the Heart of the Chider or Repulser...directing this Word, or that Expression, to be softened or changed.'91 Stinstra's response was to point the link between these letters and those of Richardson's...
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The Columbia History of the British Novel

John Richetti, John Bender, Deirdre David, Michael Seidel - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 1064 pages
...Reading," who "revealed to me their Love Secrets": "I have been directed to chide, and even repulse, ... at the very time that the Heart of the Chider or Repulser...the fair Repulser dreading to be taken at her Word." In thus acting as a "Secretary" (in several senses), Richardson learned important lessons in the erotics...
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Samuel Richardson's Fictions of Gender

Tassie Gwilliam - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 202 pages
...others. I have been directed to chide, and even repulse, when an Offence was either taken or given, at the very time that the Heart of the Chider or Repulser...Word, or That Expression, to be softened or changed. 14 Through writing, the young Richardson is free to range across the boundaries of gender difference...
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