Clarissa, Volume 5

or The History of a Young Lady

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Published: 1748
Language: English
Wordcount: 107,385 / 299 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 74.9
LoC Category: PN
Series: Clarissa
Downloads: 1,428
Added to site: 2004.06.30
mnybks.net#: 7977
Origin: gutenberg.org
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version to wedlock, are perpetually touching that string?

I was not willing to be answered so easily: I was sure, that what passed between two such young ladies (friends so dear) might be seen by every body: I had more reason than any body to wish to see the letters that passed between her and Miss Howe; because I was sure they must be full of admirable instruction, and one of the dear correspondents had deigned to wish my entire reformation.

She looked at me as if she would look me through: I thought I felt eye- beam, after eye-beam, penetrate my shivering reins.--But she was silent. Nor needed her eyes the assistance of speech.

Nevertheless, a little recovering myself, I hoped that nothing unhappy had befallen either Miss Howe or her mother. The letter of yesterday sent by a particular hand: she opening it with great emotion--seeming to have expected it sooner--were the reasons for my apprehensions.

We were then at Muswell-hill: a pretty country within the eye, to Polly, was the

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