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SAMUEL RICHARDSON, Esq.
PAMELA, CLARISSA HARLOWE,
SIR CHARLES GRANDISON.
IN THREE VOLUMES.
TO WHICH IS PREFIXED,
MEMOIR OF THE LIFE OF THE AUTHOR.
PUBLISHED BY HURST, ROBINSON, AND CO.
PRINTED BY JAMES BALLANTYNE AND COMPANY,
At the Border Press, Edinburgh.
SIR CHARLES GRANDISON.
LETTER I. Miss Lucy Selby to Miss Harriet
II. Mr Greville to Lady Frampton. In this
letter, Mr Greville gives an animated descrip-
tion of Miss Byron's personal beauties; extols
her sweetness of temper; and describes her si-
tuation and circumstances in life. He avows
his great attachment to this amiable young lady;
and declares, that although her modest and vir-
tuous demeanour, added to her personal charms,
had attracted so many admirers, he himself will
not despair of securing her esteem, over the heads
of all competitors. He, however, expresses his
fears, that Miss Byron's intended journey to
London will greatly add to the number of his
III. Miss Byron to Miss SelbyMiss Byron's
sentiments respecting Mr Greville: she expresses
herself entirely indifferent to any of her admirers;
and assigns her reasons for not wishing prema-
turely to enter into the married state,
IV. Miss Byron to Miss Selby. The arrival of
Miss Byron in town. Conduct of Mr Greville
and Mr Fenwick on her departure; and the un-
feigned sorrow of Mr Orme at bidding her fare-
well. Description of her new residence, and of
her accommodations at Mr Reeves's, .
V. Miss Byron to Miss Selby.-The three things
which Miss Byron was enjoined to the obser-
vance of by her aunt Selby, on their parting.
Her uncle Selby's prudential cautions to her.
Description and characters of the company as-
sembled at Mr Reeves's on a complimentary
visit. The kindness and attention of Lady Betty
Williams to Miss Byron: particulars concern-
ing that lady, and her character. Lady Betty
promises to introduce Miss Byron to the amuse-
ments of the town. Miss Byron states the dif-
ficulty of meeting with a confidential servant,
3 VI. Miss Byron to Miss Selby-Miss Byron
states her reasons for rejecting the addresses of
Mr Greville; shews him to be a libertine in
principle; and enters largely into the develope-
ment of his real character: she thence infers the
dangerous tendency of a virtuous woman's uni-
ting herself to a man of bad principles, under
the idea of reclaiming him from his evil courses.
She afterwards mentions her objections to Mr
Fenwick; whom she represents as having a bad
heart at bottom, though not so openly a profli-
gate as Mr Greville. Her high opinion of Mr
Örme, and her esteem for his sister,
VII. Mr Selby to Miss Byron.-Strictures on
IX. Miss Byron to Miss Selby.-Sir Rowland
Meredith visits Mr Reeves. Explains to Miss
Byron the high esteem his nephew entertains
for her: solicits her permission to introduce him
to her; urges the sincerity of his motives; pro-
mises to settle a handsome competency on him;
earnestly entreats her to admit the young man
to pay his addresses to her himself, on learning
from her own lips that her affections are disen-
gaged. This acknowledgment raises Sir Row-
land's hopes; and, though he does not obtain
the young lady's definitive answer on this his
first visit, he hopes to succeed better in the next
visit, which he eagerly anticipates. Miss Byron,
in this letter, gives a very humorous description
of the conversation that passed, between herself
and Sir Rowland, on this occasion; of the wor-