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Clarissa Harlowe; or the history of a young lady Volume 1
Clarissa Harlowe; or the history of a young lady Volume 1 | Samuel Richardson
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The following History is given in a series of letters, written Principally in a double yet separate correspondence; Between two young ladies of virtue and honor, bearing an inviolable friendship for each other, and writing not merely for amusement, but upon the most interesting subjects; in which every private family, more or less, may find itself concerned; and, Between two gentlemen of free lives; one of them glorying in his talents for stratagem and invention, and communicating to the other, in confidence, all the secret purposes of an intriguing head and resolute heart. But here it will be proper to observe, for the sake of such as may apprehend hurt to the morals of youth, from the more freely-written letters, that the gentlemen, though professed libertines as to the female sex, and making it one of their wicked maxims, to keep no faith with any of the individuals of it, who are thrown into their power, are not, however, either infidels or scoffers; nor yet such as think themselves freed from the observance of those other moral duties which bind man to man. On the contrary, it will be found, in the progress of the work, that they very often make such reflections upon each other, and each upon himself and his own actions, as reasonable beings must make, who disbelieve not a future state of rewards and punishments, and who one day propose to reform-one of them actually reforming, and by that means giving an opportunity to censure the freedoms which fall from the gayer pen and lighter heart of the other.
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Kristelh
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Liz_M I enjoyed Maqroll much more than I thought I would. 7mo
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Liz_M
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😳😳😳

#Clarissa

Lcsmcat A sure sign of what he turned out to be! 13mo
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Liz_M
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My reading seems to have slowed down lately, I can't figure out why....

😹😹😹 #CatsofLitsy #Bert

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batsy Awww! Little floof ❤️ 14mo
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#Clarissa is no fool? 🤔 Time will tell.

Lcsmcat I marked that same passage, and for the same reason. 👍🏻 1y
Liz_M @Lcsmcat great minds and all that! 😂 😂 😂 1y
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