The Correspondence of Samuel Richardson ...: Selected from the Original Manuscripts, Bequeathed by Him to His Family, to which are Prefixed, a Biographical Account of that Author, and Observations on His Writings, Volumen5


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Página 282 - Clarissa is not a performance to be read with eagerness, and laid aside forever; but will be occasionally consulted by the busy, the aged, and the studious...
Página 281 - DEAR SIR, — Though Clarissa wants no help from external splendour, I was glad to see her improved in her appearance, but more glad to find that she was now got above all fears of prolixity, and confident enough of success to supply whatever had been hitherto suppressed.
Página 263 - Men and Women are Brothers and Sisters: They are not of different Species; and what need be obtained to know both, but to allow for different Modes of Education /(or/ Situation[)] ; and Constitution, or perhaps I should rather /say/ for Habits, whether good or bad.
Página 148 - Yet I will do him justice; and, if forced by friends, or led by curiosity you have read, and laughed, and almost cried at Tristram, I will agree with you that there is subject for mirth, and some affecting strokes...
Página 111 - AM very much obliged to you for the favour of your letter, which I received yesterday, and particularly for the observations which you make upon those passages which you dislike in the Dissertation.
Página 14 - O ! lost to virtue, lost to manly thought, Lost to the noble sallies of the soul ! Who think it solitude, to be alone.
Página 275 - Tom Jones is a dissolute book. Its run is over, even with us. Is it true that France had virtue enough to refuse to license such a profligate performance...
Página 277 - I am sorry to say it," he wrote, "but you do my countrymen more honour than they truly deserve, in surmising that they had virtue enough to refuse a licence to Tom Jones: I think it a profligate performance upon your pronouncing it such, for I have never read the piece, though much extolled; but it has had a vast run here this good while, and considering how things go on, I don't believe there is now a book dissolute enough to be refused admittance among us."* Of his correspondents, who had read...
Página 282 - I wish you would add an index rerum, that when the reader recollects any incident, he may easily find it, which at present he cannot do, unless he knows in which volume it is told ; for Clarissa...
Página 283 - RETURN you my sincerest thanks for the volumes of your new work;* but it is a kind of tyrannical kindness to give only so much at a time, as makes more longed for : but that will probably be thought, even of the whole, when you have given it. I have no objection but to the preface, in which you first mention the letters as fallen by some chance into your hands, and afterwards mention your health as such, that you almost despaired of going through your plan.

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