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BALLANTYNE'S

NOVELIST'S LIBRARY.

VOL. VIII.

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THE

NOVELS

OF

SAMUEL RICHARDSON, Esq.

VIZ.

PAMELA, CLARISSA HARLOWE,

AND

SIR CHARLES GRANDISON.

IN THREE VOLUMES.

TO WHICH IS PREFIXED,

A

MEMOIR OF THE LIFE OF THE AUTHOR.

LONDON:

PUBLISHED BY HURST, ROBINSON, AND CO.

90, CHEAPSIDE, AND 8, PALL MALL.

PRINTED BY JAMES BALLANTYNE AND COMPANY,

At the Border Press, Edinburgh.

1824.

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CONTENTS.

PAGE.

PAGE.

PREFACE,

3 VI. Miss Byron to Miss Selby.-Miss Byron

LETTER Í. Miss Lucy Selby to Miss Harriet states her reasons for rejecting the addresses of
Byron. Characters of Mr Greville, Mr Fen-

Mr Greville ; shews him to be a libertine in

wick, and Mr Orme, the three admirers of Miss principle ; and enters largely into the develope-

Byron. Their alarm on hearing that Miss Byron ment of his real character : she thence infers the

is determined on going up to London with Mrs dangerous tendency of a virtuous woman's uni-

Reeves; and their resolutions in consequence. ting herself to a man of bad principles, under

Mr Greville's impassioned behaviour, when on the idea of reclaiming him from his evil courses.

a visit to the Selby family,

5 She afterwards mentions her objections to Mr

II. Mr Greville to Lady Frampton. In this Fenwick; whom she represents as having a bad

letter, Mr Greville gives an animated descrip- heart at bottom, though not so openly a profli.
tion of Miss Byron's personal beauties ; extols gate as Mr Greville. Her high opinion of Mr
her sweetness of temper; and describes her si- Orme, and her esteem for his sister, ... 13
tuation and circumstances in life. He avows VII. Mr Selby to Miss Byron.Strictures on
his great attachment to this amiable young lady; female vanity. He cautions Miss Byron against
and declares, that although her modest and vir too eagerly listening to the flatteries of men of
tuous demeanour, added to her personal charms, fashion, professing themselves her admirers.
had attracted so many admirers, he himself wilí Lays open to the young lady her own foibles,
not despair of securing her esteem, over the heads with a sort of good-humoured severity ; apolo-
of all competitors. He, however, expresses his gizing at the same time for his frankness." He
fears, that Miss Byron's intended journey to concludes his letter by regretting her absence ;
London will greatly add to the number of his and, notwithstanding his raillery, owns that he
rivals,

wishes her back again at Selby-House,

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III. Mise Byron to Miss SelbyMiss Byron's VIII. Miss Byron to Miss Selby.-Mr Fowler,

sentiments respecting Mr Greville: she expresses a nephew of Sir Rowland Meredith, professes

herself entirely indifferent to any of her admirers; himself an admirer of Miss Byron. Her de-

and assigns her reasons for not wishing prema- scription of his person and character ; and of

turely to enter into the married state,

8 his uncle Sir Rowland,

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IV. Miss Byron to Miss Selby-The arrival of IX. Miss Byron to Miss Selby-Sir Rowland

Miss Byron in town. Conduct of Mr Greville Meredith visits Mr Reeves. Explains to Miss
and Mr Fenwick on her departure ; and the un- Byron the high esteem his nephew entertains
feigned sorrow of Mr Orme at bidding her fare- for her: solicits her permission to introduce him
weil. Description of her new residence, and of to her ; urges the sincerity of his motives; pro-

her accommodations at Mr Reeves's, .

9 mises to settle a handsome competency on him;

V. Miss Byron to Miss Selby. The three things earnestly entreats her to admit the young man

which Miss Byron was enjoined to the obser. to pay his addresses to her himself, on learning
Fance of by her aunt Selby, on their parting. from her own lips that her affections are disen-
Her uncle Selby's prudential cautions to her. gaged. This acknowledgment raises Sir Row-
Description and characters of the company as- land's hopes; and, though he does not obtain
sembled at Mr Reeves's on a complimentary the young lady's definitive answer on this his
visit. The kindness and attention of Lady Betty first visit, he hopes to succeed better in the next
Williams to Miss Byron : particulars concern. visit, which he eagerly anticipates. Miss Byron,
ing that lady, and her character. Lady Betty in this letter, gives a very humorous description

promises to introduce Miss Byron to the amuse- of the conversation that passed, between herself

ments of the town. Miss Byron states the dif- and Sir Rowland, on this occasion; of the wor-

ficulty of meeting with a confidential servant, ., 10 thy knight's warmth in his nephew's cause ;

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