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THE

MOST

HER, AND PERSONS OF FIGURE AND QUALITY,

U PON

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IMPORTANT AND ENTERTAINING SUBJECTS,

IN GENTEEL LIFE.

PUBLISHED,
In order to cultivate the Principles of virTUE,
and RELIGION in the Minds of the

YOUTH of BOTH SEXES.

VOL. III.

THE TWELFTH EDITION

LONDON:
Printed for W. STRAHAN, J. F. and C. RivinGTON,

B. Law, T. CADELL, S. BLADON, R. BALDWIN,
J.Bew, W.GOLDSMITH, G.ROBINSON, T.EVANS,
J. Knox, and w. Collins.
M.DCC.LXXXV,

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P R E F A

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TO THE

Third and Fourth VOLUMES,

THE Two former Volumes of PAMELA

met with a Success greatly exceeding the most fanguine Expectations : And the Editor hopes, that the Letters which compose these, will be found equally written to Nature, avoiding all romantic Flights, improbable Surprises, and irrational Machinery; and that the Pasions are touched, where requisite, and Rules, equally New and Practicable; inculcated, throughout the Whole, for the General Conduct of Life: And, therefore, he flatters himself, that they may expect the good Fortune, which few Continuations have met with, to be judged not unworthy the First Part; nor disproportioned to the more exalted Condition in which Pamela was destined to shine, as an affectionate Wife, a faithful Friend, a polite and kind Neighbour, an indulgent Mother, and a beneficent Mistress; after having in the Two former Volumes supported the Character of a dutiful Child, a spotlefs Virgin, and a modest and amiable Bride.

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