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Clarissa, Volume 9

or The History of a Young Lady

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Published: 1748
Language: English
Wordcount: 103,388 / 291 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 72.8
LoC Category: PN
Series: Clarissa
Downloads: 1,410
Added to site: 2004.07.03
mnybks.net#: 8602
Origin: gutenberg.org
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pillow. Having two before, this made her in a manner sit up in her bed; and she spoke then with more distinctness; and, seeing us greatly concerned, forgot her own sufferings to comfort us; and a charming lecture she gave us, though a brief one, upon the happiness of a timely preparation, and upon the hazards of a late repentance, when the mind, as she observed, was so much weakened, as well as the body, as to render a poor soul hardly able to contend with its natural infirmities.

I beseech ye, my good friends, proceeded she, mourn not for one who mourns not, nor has cause to mourn, for herself. On the contrary, rejoice with me, that all my worldly troubles are so near to their end. Believe me, Sirs, that I would not, if I might, choose to live, although the pleasantest part of my life were to come over again: and yet eighteen years of it, out of nineteen, have been very pleasant. To be so much exposed to temptation, and to be so liable to fail in the trial, who would not rejoice that all her dangers ar

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