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I heard my brother and sister and that Solmes laugh

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Facsimile of the music to the "Ode to Wisdom".

He tossed my hand from him with a whirl that pained my very shoulder.

So all I durst venture upon, was, to step down to my poultry-yard.

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LETTER XI. Clarissa to Miss Howe.-Chides her for
misrepresenting Mr. Hickman. Fully answers her
arguments about resuming her estate. Her impartial-
ity with regard to what Miss Howe says of Lovelace,
Solmes, and her brother. Reflections on revenge and


LETTER XII. Miss Howe to Clarissa.-Sir Harry

Downeton's account of what passed between himself

and Solmes. She wishes her to avoid both men.

Admires her for her manifold excellencies

LETTER XIII. Clarissa to Miss Howe.-Why she can-
not overcome her aversion to Solmes. Sharp letter
to Lovelace. On what occasion. All his difficulties,
she tells him, owing to his faulty morals; which level
all distinction. Insists upon his laying aside all
thoughts of her. Her impartial and dutiful reasonings

on her difficult situation

LETTER XIV. Miss Howe to Clarissa.-A notable

debate between her and her mother on her case.

Those who marry for love seldom so happy as those

who marry for convenience. Picture of a modern

marriage. A lesson both to parents and children in

love-cases. Handsome men seldom make good

husbands. Miss Howe reflects on the Harlowe family,

as not famous for strictness in religion or piety. Her

mother's partiality for Hickman.

LETTER XV. Clarissa to Miss Howe.-Her increased

apprehensions. Warmly defends her own mother.

Extenuates her father's feelings; and expostulates with

her on her undeserved treatment of Mr. Hickman.

A letter to her from Solmes. Her spirited answer.

All in an uproar upon it.
Her aunt Hervey's angry

letter to her. She writes to her mother. Her letter

returned unopened. To her father. He tears her

letter in pieces, and sends it back to her. She then

writes a pathetic letter to her uncle Harlowe 93-99

LETTER XVI. From the same.-Receives a gentler

answer than she expected from her uncle Harlowe.

Makes a new proposal in a letter to him, which she

thinks must be accepted. Her relations assembled

upon it.
Her opinion of the sacrifice which a child

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ought to make to her parents

LETTER XVII. From the same.-She tells her that the
proposal she had made to her relations, on which she

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had built so much, is rejected. Betty's saucy report

upon it. Her brother's provoking letter to her.

letter to her uncle Harlowe on the occasion.

stance of a letter excusatory from Mr. Lovelace.

presses for an interview with her in the garden

LETTER XVIII. Clarissa to Miss Howe.-Her uncle's

angry answer. Substance of an humble letter from

Mr. Lovelace. He has got a violent cold and hoarse-

ness, by his fruitless attendance all night in the

coppice. She is sorry he is not well. Makes a con-

ditional appointment with him for the next night, in

the garden. Hates tyranny in all shapes

LETTER XIX. From the same. -A characteristic

dialogue with the pert Betty Barnes. Women have

great advantage over men in all the powers that

relate to the imagination. Makes a request to her

uncle Harlowe, which is granted, on condition that

she will admit of a visit from Solmes. She complies;

and appoints that day sevennight. Then writes to

Lovelace to suspend the intended interview. Desires

Miss Howe to inquire into Lovelace's behaviour at the

little inn he puts up at in his way to Harlowe-


LETTER XX. From the same.-Receives a letter from

Lovelace, written in very high terms, on her suspend-

ing the interview. Her angry answer. Resolves

against any farther correspondence with him 132-137

LETTER XXI. Miss Howe to Clarissa.-Humourous
account of her mother and Mr. Hickman in their little
journey to visit her dying cousin. Rallies her on her
present displeasure with Lovelace

LETTER XXII. Mr. Hickman to Mrs. Howe.-Resent-

ing Miss Howe's treatment of him


LETTER XXIV. Miss Howe to Clarissa.-Observes

upon the contents of her seven last letters. Advises

her to send her all the letters and papers she would

not have her relations see; also a parcel of clothes,

linen, &c. Is in hopes of procuring an asylum for

her with her mother, if things come to extremity 149-157

LETTER XXV. Clarissa to Miss Howe.-Requisites
of true satire. Rejoices in the hopes she gives of her
mother's protection. Deposits a parcel of linen, and
all Lovelace's letters. Useful observations relating to

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