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Shamela

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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: 3,253
Added to site: 2006.11.10
mnybks.net#: 15198
Genre: Satire
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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.

LETTER II.

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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