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Remarks on Clarissa (1749)

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Author: Sarah Fielding
Published: 1749
Language: English
Wordcount: 17,533 / 59 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 54.9
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 461
Added to site: 2009.01.08
mnybks.net#: 23072
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Criticism
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served, that the Girl was always out of Humour and sullen when she was employed. Indeed, Sir, said the young Lady, I love to be honoured with your Commands; I was only afraid you was angry with me. A Tear stole without her Consent from her Eyes, and at the same Time she looked at her Father with a supplicating, instead of a sullen Countenance.

As soon as the Coach came, the old Gentleman, with great Roughness, commanded his Daughter to attend him, and left us; and we could not help remarking, how much the Gentleman's Behaviour had added Weight to the Force of his Criticism.

The next Objection was raised by Mr. Dellincourt, who found great Fault with the Liberties you have taken with the English Language, and said, you had coined new Words, and printed others as if you was writing a Spelling-book, instead of relating a Story. We were all silent for a few Moments, and then Miss Gibson said;

"Indeed, Sir, I do not pretend to be any Judge of the Accuracy of Stile, b

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