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Author: Henry Fielding
Published: 1741
Language: English
Wordcount: 15,454 / 43 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 78.1
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 3,325
Added to site: 2006.11.10 15198
Genre: Satire

will settle herself when she comes to Town. O! How I long to be in the Balconey at the Old House so no more at present from

Your affectionate Daughter, Shamela.


Shamela Andrews to Henrietta Maria Honora Andrews.

Dear Mamma,

O what News, since I writ my last! the young Squire hath been here, and as sure as a Gun he hath taken a Fancy to me; Pamela, says he, (for so I am called here) you was a great Favourite of your late Mistress's; yes, an't please your Honour, says I; and I believe you deserved it, says he; thank your Honour for your good Opinion, says I; and then he took me by the Hand, and I pretended to be shy: Laud, says I, Sir, I hope you don't intend to be rude; no, says he, my Dear, and then he kissed me, 'till he took away my Breath and I pretended to be Angry, and to get away, and then he kissed me again, and breathed very short, and looked very silly; and by Ill-Luck Mrs. Jervis came in, and had lik



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