Clarissa, Volume 9

Samuel Richardson
뗢Clarissa Harlowe, Volume 9

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Title: Clarissa Harlowe, Volume 9 (of 9) The History Of A Young Lady
Author: Samuel Richardson
Release Date: May 20, 2004 [EBook #12398]
Language: English
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LETTER I. Belford to Lovelace.-- Her silent devotion. Strong symptoms of her approaching dissolution. Comforts her cousin and him. Wishes she had her parents' last blessing: but God, she says, would not let her depend for comfort on any but Himself. Repeats her request to the Colonel, that he will not seek to avenge her wrongs; and to Belford, that he will endeavour to heal all breaches.
LETTER II. From the same.-- The Colonel writes to Mr. John Harlowe that they may now spare themselves the trouble of debating about a reconciliation. The lady takes from her bosom a miniature picture of Miss Howe, to be given to Mr. Hickman after her decease. Her affecting address to it, on parting with it.
LETTER III. Belford to Mowbray.-- Desires him and Tourville to throw themselves in the way of Lovelace, in order to prevent him doing either mischief to himself or others, on the receipt of the fatal news which he shall probably send him in an hour or two.
LETTER IV. Lovelace to Belford.-- A letter filled with rage, curses, and alternate despair and hope.
LETTER V. Belford to Lovelace.-- With the fatal hint, that he may take a tour to Paris, or wherever else his destiny shall lead him.
LETTER VI. Mowbray to Belford.-- With the particulars, in his libertine manner, of Lovelace's behaviour on his receiving the fatal breviate, and of the distracted way he is in.
LETTER VII. Belford to Lovelace.-- Particulars of Clarissa's truly christian behaviour in her last hours. A short sketch of her character.
LETTER VIII. From the same.-- The three next following letters brought by a servant in livery, directed to the departed lady, viz.
LETTER IX. From Mrs. Norton.-- With the news of a general reconciliation upon her own conditions.
LETTER X. From Miss Arabella.-- In which she assures her of all their returning love and favour.
LETTER XI. From Mr. John Harlowe.-- Regretting that things have been carried so far; and desiring her to excuse his part in what had passed.
LETTER XII. Belford to Lovelace.-- His executorial proceedings. Eleven posthumous letters of the lady. Copy of one of them written to himself. Tells Lovelace of one written to him, in pursuance of her promise in her allegorical letter. (See Letter XVIII. of Vol. VIII.) Other executorial proceedings. The Colonel's letter to James Harlowe, signifying Clarissa's request to be buried at the feet of her grandfather.
LETTER XIII. From the same.-- Mrs. Norton arrives. Her surprise and grief to find her beloved young lady departed. The posthumous letters calculated to give comfort, and not to reproach.
LETTER XIV. XV. XVI. XVII. XVIII. Copies of Clarissa's posthumous letters to her father, mother, brother, sister, and uncle.
Substance of her letter to her aunt Hervey, concluding with advice to her cousin Dolly.
Substance of her letter to Miss Howe, with advice in favour of Mr. Hickman.
LETTER XIX. Belford to Lovelace.-- The wretched Sinclair breaks her leg, and dispatches Sally Martin to beg a visit from him, and that he will procure for her the forgiveness. Sally's remorse for the treatment she gave her at Rowland's. Acknowledges the lady's ruin to be in a great measure owing to their instigations.
LETTER XX. From the same.-- Miss Howe's distress on receiving the fatal news, and the posthumous letters directed to her. Copy of James Harlowe's answer to Colonel Morden's letter, in which he relates the unspeakable distress of the family; endeavours to exculpate himself; desires the body may be sent down to Harlowe-place; and that the Colonel will favour them with his company.
LETTER XXI. Belford to Lovelace.-- The corpse sent down, attended by the Colonel and Mrs. Norton.
LETTER XXII. Mowbray to Belford.-- An account of Lovelace's delirious unmanageableness, and extravagant design, had they not all interposed. They have got Lord M. to him. He endeavours to justify Lovelace by rakish principles, and by a true story of a villany which he thinks greater than that of Lovelace by Clarissa.
LETTER XXIII. Lovelace to Belford.-- Written in the height of his delirium. The whole world, he says, is but one great Bedlam. Every one in it mad but himself.
LETTER XXIV. Belford to Mowbray.-- Desires that Lovelace, on his recovery, may be prevailed upon
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