The Correspondence of Samuel Richardson, Author of Pamela, Clarissa, and Sir Charles Grandison: 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 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 282 - I wish you would add an index rcrmn, 1 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 is not a performance to be read with eagerness, and laid aside for ever; but will be occasionally consulted by the busy, the aged, and the studious...
Página 284 - ... into your hands, and afterwards mention your health as such, that you almost despaired of going through your plan. If you were to require my opinion which part should be changed, I should be inclined to the suppression of that part which seems to disclaim the composition. What is modesty, if it deserts from truth? Of what use is the disguise by which nothing is concealed?
Página 148 - ... such gross and vulgar tales, as no decent mind can endure without extreme disgust! 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; Yorick, Uncle Toby, and Trim are admirably characterised, and very interesting, and an excellent sermon of a peculiar kind, on...
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 - Amelia, and promise to write no more on the like subjects." — vol. iii. p. 33, 34. This, however, is but a small specimen of his antipathy. He says to his French translator, " 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 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 148 - But mark my prophecy, that by another season this performance will be as much decryed as it is now extolled ; for it has not sufficient merit to prevent its sinking when no longer upheld by the short-lived breath of fashion : and yet another prophecy I utter, that this ridiculous compound will be the cause of many more productions, witless and...
Página 132 - ... that there are not many of the material articles that may be of use for the conduct of life and manners unattended to in one or other of them ; so that all together they complete one plan, the best I was able. to give.
Página 211 - I hope you intend to give us a bad woman, expensive, imperious, lewd, and at last a drammer. This is a fruitful and a necessary subject, which will strike, and entertain to a miracle. You are so safe already with the sex, that nothing you can say of a bad woman will hinder your being a favourite, especially if now and then, when your shedevil is most a devil, you take occasion to remark how unlike she is to the most beautiful, or modest, or gentle, or polite, part of the creation.