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Samuel Richardson

  • b8921596014har citeretfor 2 år siden
    the difference is, a man ennobles the woman he takes, be she who she will; and adopts her into his own rank, be it what it will: but a woman, though ever so nobly born, debases herself by a mean marriage, and descends from her own rank to his she stoops to
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    Again, said he, let me observe to you, Lady Davers, When a duke marries a private person, is he not still her head, by virtue of being her husband? But, when a lady descends to marry a groom, is not the groom her head, being her husband? And does not the difference strike you? For what lady of quality ought to respect another, who has made so sordid a choice, and set a groom above her? For, would not that be to put that groom upon a par with themselves?—Call this palliation, or what you will; but if you see not the difference, you are blind; and a very unfit judge for yourself, much more unfit to be a censurer of me
  • b8921596014har citeretfor 2 år siden
    Ashes to ashes, and dirt to dirt
  • b8921596014har citeretfor 2 år siden
    And the servants were ordered to make ready for their departure
  • b8921596014har citeretfor 2 år siden
    He, seeing her at the window, when he went to that side of the room, all ready to go, stept out to her, and said, Lady Davers, if I thought you would not be hardened, rather than softened, by my civility, I would ask you to walk in; and, at least, let your kinsman and servants dine before they go.
  • b8921596014har citeretfor 2 år siden
    This quite overcame her; and she said, giving her brother her hand, Yes, I will, and you shall lead me any where! and kissed him.
  • b8921596014har citeretfor 2 år siden
    to draw me into marriage with her, for the sake of the fortune I was heir to; and contrived many opportunities to bring us and leave us together
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    Well, said she, I have indeed gone too far. I was bewitched! And now, said she, malicious as he calls me, will he not forgive me for a twelvemonth: for I tell you, Pamela, if ever you offend
  • b8921596014har citeretfor 2 år siden
    will set out for Bedfordshire this moment! What
  • b8921596014har citeretfor 2 år siden
    His sister said, Only forgive Pamela; 'tis all I ask—You'll break her spirit quite!—You'll carry your
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